Dragon Boat Festival, Making Rice Dumplings

The Dragon Boat Festival is our Chinese important traditional festival. In order to welcome the arrival of the Dragon Boat Festival and promote traditional Chinese culture, Wewon Environmental Chambers Co., Ltd. organized their employees to carry out a happy dumpling, sharing the deliciousness- a DIY activity for the Dragon Boat Festival on 12th Jun, 2021. At the event site, Everyone started making rice dumplings with glutinous rice, zong leaves, meat, red beans and other fillings prepared in advance.

Colleagues who don’t know how to pack took the rice dumplings and followed them step by step to learn from their experienced colleagues. Including the placement of zong leaves, the grasp of the amount of glutinous rice, the method of tying straw ropes, Everyone communicates and learns from each other, Although the dumplings in the bag are exquisite and look bad, But I was very happy to see the results that I personally packaged, and the whole scene was full of joy !

Wewon's Dragon Boat Festival, Making Rice Dumplings

More than 30 employees who participated in this event were divided into 4 groups, Dumplings are wrapped around a table. Many people present had eaten rice dumplings, but most of them made zongzi for the first time. Folding zong leaves, filling glutinous rice, filling zong dumplings, wrapping leaves, tying zong threads… In a short while, lovely rice dumplings were born. There are various types of wrapped rice dumplings, including triangular, quadrangular, and shapeless rice dumplings.

Looking at the rice dumplings of different shapes, there was constant laughter at the scene. “Enjoy the Dragon Boat Festival, Make Rice Dumplings”, By making rice dumplings by yourself, Everyone can feel the connotation of traditional Chinese festivals more truly ! In such a relaxed way, further exercise the staff’s hands-on ability. During the Dragon Boat Festival comes, let the Wewon’s employees spend the festival together to enhance the deep feelings between them.

Wewon's Dragon Boat Festival, Making Rice Dumplings

When the little dumplings were turned over in the hands of the employees, they changed little by little. Square, triangle, pentagon, long bar… All kinds of zongzi were born one after another, Everyone smiled joyfully ! Finally, Everyone worked together to pack a total of more than 200 rice dumplings. This activity made everyone understand and learn the methods and techniques of making zongzi in a relaxed and happy atmosphere. It arouses everyone’s attention and interest in traditional festivals, and enhances the feelings and friendship between everyone.

This event vigorously promoted the excellent traditional culture of the nation, and strengthened the cohesion and centripetal force among colleagues throughout the company. There were endless cheers and laughter at the event, and everyone enjoyed the process of making rice dumplings. The Wewon Tech’s employees who participated in making rice dumplings said that through this kind of activity, they not only inherited the traditional skills, but also felt the strong festive atmosphere, which is very meaningful.

Wewon's Dragon Boat Festival, Making Rice Dumplings

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday that is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. It is a time for families to come together, honor their ancestors, and enjoy delicious food, including the famous rice dumplings, also known as zongzi.The history of the Dragon Boat Festival dates back to the Warring States period in China, over 2,000 years ago. It is said to have originated from the legend of Qu Yuan, a patriotic poet and minister who lived during the Zhou Dynasty. Qu Yuan was exiled from his homeland, and during his exile, he wrote many poems expressing his love for his country.

Wewon's Dragon Boat Festival, Making Rice Dumplings

When Qu Yuan learned that his homeland had been invaded, he threw himself into the Miluo River in despair. The local people, who admired him greatly, raced to the river in their boats to try and save him. They beat their drums and splashed their paddles in the water to scare away the fish and evil spirits that might harm Qu Yuan’s body.

Today, the Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated with dragon boat races, where teams of paddlers race their colorful boats to the beat of drums and the cheers of the crowd. It is also a time for families to gather and enjoy traditional foods, such as rice dumplings. Rice dumplings, or zongzi, are pyramid-shaped parcels made of glutinous rice and wrapped in bamboo leaves. They can be filled with a variety of savory or sweet ingredients, such as pork, mushrooms, chestnuts, or red bean paste.

Wewon's Dragon Boat Festival, Making Rice Dumplings

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