Dragon Boat Festival: An attractive symbol of Chinese culture

Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped with glutinous rice dumpling wrapped in reed or bamboo leaves, is the specific food on the day. In north China, people favor the red date as the filling, and south China, they prefer sweetened bean paste, fresh meat, or egg yolk.
As the legend says, people boiled sticky rice with reed leaves on May 5 of Chinese lunar calendar and then throwing it into the river, to sacrifice to Qu Yuan. However, more people considered Zongzi as a symbol of luck, as the pronunciation of "zong" has the similar pronunciation of "zhong" in Chinese. This character has a positive meaning, often used in words such as winning a prize or scoring high on an exam.

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