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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Do You Know What Time It Is? It's Tuen Ng Time.

zòng zi (粽子)

It's that time of year again! It's Tuen Ng Jit (端午節). The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese Lunar Calendar (Julian: June 16, 2010). It honors the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (屈原) who committed ritual suicide by throwing himself in the Miluo River. The festival is primarily celebrated with dragon boat races and the consumption of zòng zi (or zòng).

I didn't do any dragon boat racing but ate my fair share of zòng.

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