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.


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Race dragon boats:

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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

Event: Open to Public
             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.

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Contact Information: 

               Phone: 907-786-1760

               Email: UAACI@uaa.alaska.edu

               Fax: 907-786-1060