Foreign Students Make Zongzi to Mark Dragon Boat Festival

June 5, 2019
By Yang ChengEditor: Ling Xiao

To celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, foreign students from the Chinese Culture and Literature School at Nankai University learn to make zongzi, or pyramid-shaped glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed leaves.  [For China Daily/Hao Jingqiu]

 

To celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on June 7, the fifth day of the fifth lunar month on the traditional Chinese calendar, foreign students from the Chinese Culture and Literature School at Nankai University learned to make zongzi, or pyramid-shaped glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed leaves, and weave five-color strings to appreciate Chinese culture on June 3.

Students learned about the festival and its origins, as well as dragon boat racing, hanging calamus and wormwood, and drinking realgar wine.

The school has more than 700 foreign students from 60 countries and regions, and regularly organizes events, such as flying kites and making mooncakes, to celebrate traditional Chinese festivals, helping the students learn and experience traditional Chinese culture.

Foreign students weave five-color strings. [For China Daily/Hao Jingqiu]

 

To celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, foreign students from the Chinese Culture and Literature School at Nankai University learn to make zongzi, or pyramid-shaped glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed leaves. [For China Daily/Hao Jingqiu]

 

A Sudanese student shares his delight by displaying his five-color strings, as his teachers told him the strings would bring him good fortune during the festival. [For China Daily/Hao Jingqiu]

 

A Russian student learns to make zongzi from a Chinese teacher. [For China Daily/Hao Jingqiu]

 

Chinese and foreign students show and eat the zongzi, or pyramid-shaped glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed leaves, they made. [For China Daily/Hao Jingqiu]

 

Chinese and foreign students show the zongzi, or pyramid-shaped glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed leaves, they made. [For China Daily/Hao Jingqiu]

 

Chinese and foreign students show the zongzi, or pyramid-shaped glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in reed leaves, they made. [For China Daily/Hao Jingqiu]

 

(Source: chinadaily.com.cn)

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