On June 15th, LNCU international students attended a making Zongzi activity with teachers of International Education College. Firstly, teachers introduced the origin of Dragon Boat Festival.
Dragon Boat Festival, also called Duanwu Festival, is a traditional holiday observed annually over 2,000 years in China to commemorate Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), an ancient Chinese patriotic poet. Many traditional customs and activities are held on the specified day by people in China. Dragon boat racing and eating Zongzi are the central customs of the festival. In some regions in China, people also wear a perfume pouch, tie five-color silk thread and hang mugwort leaves or calamus on their doors.
International students and teachers finished making Zongzi together. Staffs in dining hall boiled all Zongzi for that they made. It was the first time for most students to eat Zongzi. International students shared the happiness of working and had a deeper understanding of Dragon Boat Festival.