Celebrating Dragon Boat Festival
Team effort for delicious rice dumplings
This past weekend we’ve been celebrating Dragon Boat Festival, also called the Duanwu Festival, which takes place on the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Chinese lunar calendar. More specifically, it commemorates the death of Qu Yuan, an upright and honest poet and statesman who is said to have ended his life by drowning himself in a river.
In addition to the well-known dragon boat races, the festival is also marked by making and eating zongzi, a kind of delicious glutinous rice dumpling, wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, and stuffed with different fillings.
Chinese festivals are often centered around family and good food, and this one is no exception! Before enjoying a few days national holiday, our Immetech family got together for a little Dragon Boat activity. Making zongzi turns out to be a perfect opportunity to exercise hands-on ability, communication and teamwork. Let’s take a look at Immetech’s performance!