Rice Dumplings Festival

Rice Dumplings


Today is Zongzi or Dragon Boat Festival. The Chinese will eat a lot of dumplings of various
variety.
Relating the history of the Dragon Boat Festival or Dumpling Festival, the Chinese must constantly remind themselves of the patriot Qu Yuan who sacrificed himself in order to save his country from crisis.
He sacrificed to save his country by jumping into a river, and when the people realised his noble act they made rice dumplings and threw them into the river hoping that fishes would not eat his body.
In today’s world, we don’t have to jump into a river to save our nation. All we have to do is to work closely together to further develop our country besides maintaining social harmony for the betterment of everyone in Malaysia.

HISTORY OF DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL


 

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