Zongzi (肉粽) and Hsiang Bao(戴香包)

Dragon Boat Festival is one of the biggest festival in Taiwan.

You must be curious about the history, let me tell you. I take this source from AIA(Assosiation of International Affairs) event. “Once upon a time, there was a guy who called Qu Yuan (屈原), and he  was a patriot , he worked hard for his country but  he was accused of treason. He was so sad, so on the fifth day of the fifth month,  he killed himself by jumping into the Miluo River, local people didn’t want fish to eat his body, so they  paddled out on boats to scare the fish away or to retrieve his body and threw packets of rice wrapped by leaves into the river to prevent fish from eating  Qu Yuan ‘s body. So, on May 5 of Lunar year, we will eat Zongzi and  hold dragon boat races to commemorate this patriot and to remind us of differentiating who is good or bad person.”

Zongzi is made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves.

The other tradition is to make Hsiang Bao (These sachets contain various fragrant medicinal herbs thought to protect the wearer from illness) because at this time, the weather will get hotter and people will get sick easily.

Lets eat and sew 🙂

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2 Responses to Zongzi (肉粽) and Hsiang Bao(戴香包)

  1. kisyani says:

    wah .. i would like to zonggi, what it’s like? jadah, wajik, or koci-koci? hm …nyam..nyam..nyam…

  2. noval says:

    i saw pictures of the event in my flickr contact’s photostream .. seemed so interesting and so much fun

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