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Blessing the water

Updated : 2016-04-18

By ( China Daily )


Fishermen from the Hezhe ethnic group pour water from the Songhua River into a container as part of a traditional rite in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, on April 11. People wash their hands in the water at the opening of the Kaijiang Festival, which marks the beginning of the fishing season, this month. The ritual is believed to bring good luck. [Sun Yan / For China Daily]