Rice Dumpling 小粽子,小粽子 by 卷儿
Dragon Boat Festival, otherwise known as "端午节" (Duan Wu Jie), is a day to commemorate fealty and filial piety. It occurs on the 5th day of the 5th month of the traditional Chinese calendar. To celebrate Duanwu, families usually make and eat rice dumplings "粽子". Choices of fillings vary depending on regions. Northern regions in China prefer sweet or dessert-styled zongzi, with bean paste, dates and nuts as fillings. Southern regions in China prefer savoury zongzi, with a variety of fillings including marinated pork belly, sausage and salted duck eggs. The writer has added humour in this funny animated story war between the two types of dumplings. A great way to explain the festival to little bubs.
Listen to the story here: