Do you know the origin of Dragon Boat Festival?

Across China, people are enjoying an extended weekend courtesy of duanwu or Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on Monday this year. The annual event is typically celebrated with zongzi, pyramid-shaped dumplings made of sticky rice and stuffed with sweet and savory fillings, and watching boat races given the legends surrounding the date. These stories have united Chinese people around common ways to mark duanwu.

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