Feel the Dragon Boat Festival Culture of China, Hunan Foreign Students Experience the "Buddhist-style" Method of Wrapping Zongzi
" On the 5th Dragon Boat Festival in early May, he arrived wearing a green robe. The body is white and soft, and the little feet are wrapped in sharp..." On the occasion of the Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese festival, Dongsha Community, Donghu Street, Furong District, invited foreign students from Hunan Agricultural University to make Zongzi with the aim of experiencing the unique customs of the Dragon Boat Festival.
Red dates, red beans, mung beans and other materials were lined up. The aunts from the Dongsha community skillfully picked up the leaves and skillfully wrapped them up. The international students, under the guidance of aunts and volunteers, learned to fold the leaves, fill glutinous rice, wrap leaves and tie thread. "This is the most popular "Buddhist-style" method of wrapping Zongzi." In spite of the language barriers, foreign friends still wrapped in a passable imitation of the aunts through movements and eye contacts, Soon, many wrapped Zongzi appeared in the basin. When Aunt Zhang, the instructor, picked up the Zongzi and checked them, the leakage of rice caused everyone to laugh. Later, the aunts began to teach the students step by step. Even though several leaves were broken, it did not affect everyone's interest.
After the end of wrapping Zongzi activities, the international students Yalubao and the community volunteers sent the cooked Zongzi and condolences to the families with difficulties and disabilities, everybody could enjoy the Dragon Boat Festival together.
Huang Xifei, the Dong Sha community secretary said: Such activities not only enable international students to feel the cultural charm of the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, but also actively promote the international students to become disseminators of the spirit of volunteerism, because helping the poor and the disabled at the Dragon Boat Festival could warm every poor family.
( Li Jin, Reporter from Changsha Evening News)