Monday, June 9, 2008
Dragon Boat Festival 端午节，棕子节
Yesterday, the 5th day of the 5th lunar month on Chinese Calendar, is the "Dragon Boat Festival" or "Duanwu Festival". This festival is to commemorate the death of poet Qu Yuan (c. 340 BC - 278 BC) of the ancient state of Chu, in the Warring States Period of the Zhou Dynasty.
We celerate this festival by eating "zongzi", an angular rice ball wraps in bamboo leaves, it's yummy!
I would like to say that a great man would never be forgotten, but the fact is the delicious food related to the festival make it unforgettable! That's why nowadays, a lot of people also call this festival "zongzi festival" after the name of the festive food. :-P
More about this festival...