Happy Dragonboat Festival (祝你端午节快乐)

祝你端午节快乐 Happy Dragon Boat Festival Everyone……

The Dragon Boat Festival (祝你端午节快乐), also often known as the Tuen Ng or Duanwu Festival, is a traditional and is a statutory holiday in China.

The festival are celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month in the traditional lunar calendar.

The focus of the celebrations are eating ZongZi (粽子), sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leaves, drinking realgar wine  (雄黃酒, xiónghuángjiǔ) and racing dragon boats.

The sun is considered to be at its strongest around this time as the daylight in the northern hemisphere would be the longest. The sun, like the Chinese dragon, represents masculine energy while the moon, like the phoenix, represents feminine energy. The summer solstice is considered the annual peak of male energy while the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, represents the annual peak of feminine energy. The masculine image of the dragon was thus naturally associated with Duanwu .

Using also this opportunity to share the recipe for ZongZi (粽子) from Bake With Paws for anyone whom are interested in attempting their homemade ZongZi (粽子).

Happy Duanwu Festival Everyone! My mother in-law just made her contanese style Zongzi. She calls it Ham Yuk Chong (salted meat dumpling). In Penang we call it Bak Chang. Please click here for the Stickly Rice Dumpling recipe. The post Sticky Rice Dumplings (Zongzi) 粽子 appeared first on Bake With Paws.

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