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Yippee! It's 'Zongzi' Festival

2010-06-16 06:17:55 GMT2010-06-16 14:17:55 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Children learn to make zongzi, dumplings of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo leaves, at Changfeng Park in Shanghai's Putuo district on Monday. A series of cultural activities are being held in the park to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on Wednesday. [Xinhua]

Consumers participate a rice dumpling making contest in front of a supermarket in Meng county of east China's Anhui province June 15, 2010. Rice dumpling, or "Zongzi", is a traditional snack eaten at the Dragon-boat Festival in China. The festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth month according to the Chinese lunar calendar and this year it falls on Wednesday. [asianewsphoto]

Consumers walk past a huge rice dumpling, or "Zongzi", displayed in front of a supermarket in Suzhou of east China's Jiangsu province June 15, 2010. [asianewsphoto]

Visitors look at a Chinese ancient gate tower imitation formed by 5,000 rice dumplings, or "Zongzi" in a movie filming site in Shenyang of northeast China's Liaoning province June 14, 2010. [asianewsphoto]

A zoo keeper feeds a hippo a huge "rice dumpling" made from leaves in Shenzhen of south China's Guangdong province June 15, 2010. [asianewsphoto]

A series of cultural activities are being held in the park to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival, which falls on Wednesday.

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