端午节快乐！Happy Dragon Boat Festival! I recently made some zongzi (粽子) with Sadie, one of the students I that I tutor. Zongziis glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves and steamed. It can have various fillings, but in the north it usually contains a date or some red bean paste. It is typically eaten to celebrate the Dragon Boat festival, although I love them so much that I could eat them year round. They are a bit of a hassle to make, but I did my best, and had some guidance from Sadie’s grandmother, who has made zongzi for many, many years.
The reason why Chinese eat zongzi on Dragon Boat Festival is really interesting. Read about the story here.