Dragon boat festival celebration in Australia

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Added On June 9, 2019

 Making and eating Zongzi, the sticky rice dumpling wrapped up with bamboo or reed leaves, is a tradition to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in China.

This year's festival fell on Friday, and some students in Melbourne, Australia had a special experience as they were invited to celebrate.
 
Let's take a look.
 
On Thursday evening, some 30 students from local high schools and universities were invited to celebrate the festival by the Chinese Consulate-General.
Among them were overseas Chinese students and Australian students who are enthusiastic about Chinese culture.
 
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE): OLIVER WOODMAN, College Student
"The Chinese language and culture are totally different from the language and culture in Australia, and that's the most attractive part to me. They are fresh to me."
 
For those Chinese students studying abroad, the Zongzi party also made them feel at home again.
 
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE) WU XINYI
"I think this event is very meaningful. This is the first time for me to try to wrap a Zongzi. When I was in China, my parents always buy zongzi from supermarkets for us to eat together. Although I'm now studying in Australia alone, celebrating the festival in such a traditional way made me feel still at home."
 
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE) JIN YUHAN, Student
"Although we didn’t know each other before, all of us being Chinese still gives us the feeling of closeness. Wrapping zongzi is something which is full of festival atmosphere, which makes us really happy and have the feeling of belonging."