Dragon Boat Festival in China
The Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival, Du?nw? Jié, Double Fifth, Tuen Ng Jit) is a traditional holiday in China.
What do people do?Eat rice dumplings (zongzi):
Zongzi is a traditional Chinese food, which is rice dumplings with meat, peanut, egg yolk or other sweet fillings wrapped in bamboo leaves. They are cooked by steaming or boiling. Zongzi is traditionally eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival which falls on the 5th of May in Chinese lunar calendar each year, which is celebrated to commemorate the great patriot poet QuYuan in China.
Race dragon boats:
Chinese Dragon Boat Festival Celebration
Date: June 1st, 2014
Time: 1:00pm- 3:00pm
Location: UAA Main Campus, RH 111
2905 Providence Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508
1, Presentation: History & Stories about Chinese Dragon Boat Festival
2, DIY Fun: Make your own Chinese Zongzi by yourself and bring it home.
3, Practice speaking Chinese with native Chinese.