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Traditional food for Chinese holidays and celebrations [Copy link] 中文

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Dragon Boat Festival: 5th day of the 5th lunar month.

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Zongzi

Throughout the country families will eat 'zongzi' to memorize the national hero Qu Yuan (he ended his life by drowning in the Miluo River on hearing his state was defeated.)

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Zongzi is pyramid-shaped dumplings made of glutinous rice and wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, usually made into sweet with dates in northern China. However, it can be either sweet or savory and made from a great variety of ingredients besides glutinous rice, such as meat, shrimp, bean paste and nuts in southern China.

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Mid-Autumn Festival: 15th day of the 8th lunar month.

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Offering sacrifices to the moon, eating moon cakes and watching the moon are the main activities

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Moon cakes are usually round-shaped, representing family reunion and bright life. They are made with a sweet bean-paste filling, and a golden brown flaky skin, but nowadays, there are more than a dozen variations, including bean paste, yolk paste, coconut paste, five-core paste and so on.

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Chongyang Festival




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Climbing mountains is a popular custom in China on Chongyang Festival, with the implication of promoting to a higher position. However, there isn't a mountain in some areas of China, so some people thought of eating 'gao' (cakes of rice or bean powder) instead, which pronouces like "high" in English.


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