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How to Make Zongzi In Dragon Boat Festival

Jun. 06, 2019

The Chinese Dragon Boat Festival has a history of more than 2,000 years. It is 

celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar. There are many 

legends about the origins of the festival, the most known that it commemorates 

the death of Qu Yuan, a poet.


As time went by, these became the enduring traditions for the Dragon Boat Festival:

Boat rowing took the form of dragon boat racing, and the clusters of rice evolved

into zongzi, or sticky rice dumplings.

A popular belief amongst the Chinese of eating zongzi involved commemorating

the death of Qu Yuan, a famous Chinese poet from the kingdom of Chu who lived

during the Warring States period.Most of Chinese like eating zongzi, and it has 

a complicated method to produce it.


Zongzi need to be steamed or boiled for several hours depending on how the

rice is prepared prior to being added, along with the fillings and use bamboo 

leaves wrap it. We often storage the grain can use the vacuum seal containers 

or food storage containers.



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