“Duanwu Festival” 端午节

Duanwu Festival, also known as Dragon Boat Festival and the Double Fifth, is a traditional and statutory holiday originating in China and associated with a number of East Asian and Southeast Asian societies.
The Duanwu Festival is believed to have originated in ancient China. A number of theories exist about its origins as a number of folk traditions and explanatory myths are connected to its observance. Today the best known of these relates to the suicide in 278 BCE of Qu Yuan. He drowned himself in the Miluo river after penning the Lament for Ying. According to legend, packets of rice were thrown into the river to prevent the fish from eating the poet’s body.The fillings used for zongzi vary from region to region, but the rice used is always glutinous rice (also called “sticky rice” or “sweet rice”).
Depending on the region, the rice may be lightly precooked by stir-frying or soaked in water before using.