Dragon Boat Festival
It's nearly time for the dragon boat festival!
Dragon boat festival, otherwise known as 端午节[duān wǔ jié] is a traditional festival in China that has been carried out for over 2000 years!
The day commemorates the death of a great Chinese poet - Qu Yuan, who drowned after he was exiled by the king.
People in China pay their respects each year by racing dragon boats and eating special bamboo rice parcels called Zongzi.
Heres a great video to explain!
- They are made of sticky rice, meat, vegetables and then wrapped in bamboo leaves
- They are steamed to cook them
- They are sometimes known as rice dumplings, the filling depends on who is making them