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roughout the world, w上海娱乐地图女神会所ith a history of more than 2,000 years. In 2006, the traditional festival was listed
as part of China’s national intangible cultural heritage. In 2008, it was recognized as a public holiday in the Chinese mainland.
The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, a Chu state official and poet who lived during the Warring State
s Period (475-221 BC) before the reunification of China under the Qin Dynasty (221-上海娱乐地图女神会所206 BC). He was exiled after
opposing his king’s decision to ally with the neighboring state of Qin, and when Chu was finally conquered by Qin, h
e committed suicide by drowning in the Miluo River on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month.
The Chu people, who admired Qu Yuan for his loyalty and integrity, threw rice dumplings into the river to feed the fish so t
hey would not eat the body of their poet hero. People 上海娱乐地图女神会所then started dragon boat racing to scare off the fish.
Since then, the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calen
dar is celebrated as the Dragon Boat Festival. The following are some customs for the festival.
mmunist Party 上海乌托邦女神会所of China (CPC) and Chinese president, and his wife Peng Liyuan, accompanied by Kim Jong-un, chairman of the Workers’ Party
of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and his wife Ri Sol-ju, watch a lar
ge group callisthenics and art performance at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, DPRK, Jun
he two sides should enhance strategic communications and exchange views on major issues in a ti
mely manner to build a good environment for the development of bilateral ties, Xi said, and the two co
untries should expand practical cooperation to bring more benefits to the people of both sides.
In their talks, Xi also stressed the importance of deepening
mutual learning on the experience of governance, enhancing training of each other’s off
icials and boosting exchanges in such areas as education, health, sports, media, youth and local government.
On behalf of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the government and the peopl
of the DPRK, Kim expressed a warm welcome to Xi, saying that the general secretary’s visit, a
mid his tight schedule, is a great encouragement and shows political support for his party, government and people.
In 1972, David Bowie gave birth to arguably his most famous alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust-an androgynous alien with spiky tangerine h
air, theatrical makeup and brightly-colored glam rock attire. An eponymous ode to the character appears on
Bowie’s album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, which was released that year.
With the album, Bowie redefined glam rock and spent 18 months in the
years 1972 and 1973 touring the United Kingdom, North America and Japan.
During the tour, Bowie invited a Cambridge University graduate, M
ick Rock, to be his personal photographer. They first met backstage in March 1972.