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June 3, 2003 Tuen Ng Festival

The 2,000 year old Dragon Boat (Tuen Ng) Festival commemorates the death of Chinese national hero, Qu Yuan, in the third century BC. Qu Yuan drowned himself in the Mi Lo River as a personal protest against a corrupt government. Legend says that as townspeople attempted to rescue him, they beat drums to scare fish away and threw dumplings into the sea to keep the fish from eating Qu Yuan's body.