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2021 Dragon Boat Festival

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday which occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar.

The Chinese calendar is lunisolar, so the date of the festival varies from year to year on the Gregorian calendar

We are gathering together to celebrate Chinese Dragon Boat Festival In June

 

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Life is so hard we don’t even realize how often we walk around complaining about how hard life is anymore.

But there’s no doubt that life is also amazing and wondering, and with the bad stuff always comes some form of goodness, even if it doesn’t feel that way at the time.

 

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Zongzi (traditional Chinese rice dumpling)

A notable part of celebrating Dragon Boat Festival is making and eating zongzi with family members and friends. People traditionally wrap zongzi in leaves of reed, bamboo, forming a pyramid shape. The leaves also give a special aroma and flavor to the sticky rice and fillings. Choices of fillings vary depending on regions. Northern regions in China prefer sweet or dessert-styled zongzi, with bean paste, jujube, and nuts as fillings. Southern regions in China prefer savory zongzi, with a variety of fillings including marinated pork belly, sausage, and salted duck eggs.

 

The reason why the Chinese eat zongzi on this special day has many statements. The folk version is to hold a memorial ceremony for Quyuan. While in fact, Zongzi has been regarded as an oblation for the ancestor even before the Chunqiu period. From the Jin dynasty, Zongzi officially became the festival food and long last until now.