Beijing Folk Arts Museum to celebrate Duanwu

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2012-06-21 09:06:17 GMT2012-06-21 17:06:17(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

An actor and an actress perform in front of Beijing Folk Arts Museum to celebrate the upcomimg Dragon Boat Festival in Beijing, capital of China, June 21, 2012. (Xinhua/Li Fangyu)

A foreign visitor learns to make Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, in Beijing Folk Arts Museum to celebrate the upcomimg Dragon Boat Festival in Beijing, capital of China, June 21, 2012.

Actresses perform in front of Beijing Folk Arts Museum to celebrate the upcomimg Dragon Boat Festival in Beijing, capital of China, June 21, 2012.

Students participate in an archery activity in Beijing Folk Arts Museum to celebrate the upcomimg Dragon Boat Festival in Beijing, capital of China, June 21, 2012.

Various activities including making Zongzi, racing dragon boat and drinking realgar wine will be held as the festival draws near.

The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Duanwu Festival, is traditionally celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, which falls on June 23 this year.