Dragon Boat with Zongzi

The Dragon Boat Festival is a traditional holiday that celebrates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan.
The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. Throughout China, families will eat ‘Zongzi’ to remember the national Hero who was deeply loved by his people.
Zongzi is a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves. It is usually made into sweets using Chinese dates, red beans, lotus seeds paste or chestnuts. Zongzi can only be made by hand and cooking technique is usually passed from one generation to another.
Join Ming as she shows you how to make your own delicious zongzi and the proper technique on how to wrap it which she learned from her mother and grandmother.
Besides making zongzi, you will also be entertained by the interesting story of how this festival came about and why you eat zongzi to celebrate.
All materials are provided, please bring an apron and a container.
Highlights Include:

  • A fun history of the Dragon Boat Festival and how Zongzi is the food of choice
  • Take the time to make and eat the Zongzis
  • All materials are included

Workshop Location:

  • Chinese Cultural Exchange at 22E Andover Drive, West Hartford, CT


  • Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018


  • Time: 11:00-12:00


  • Adult: $25.00
  • Child: $15.00 (Between 8 and 14)
Please make check payable to CCE and mail to Chinese Cultural Exchange, 22E Andover Drive, West Hartford, CT 06110

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