Sunday, June 08, 2008

端午节



On this day, Qu Yuan (屈原), a Patriot of the Chu State, flung himself into the Miluo river due to grief, after the Chu State Capital (Ying) fell to the Qin State.

The people then threw dumplings of rice into the river so that the fishes wouldn't eat the Patriot's body, in the hope that his body can be recovered and given a proper burial.

Hence the tradition of eating Dumplings on this day began.



Ironically, I haven't ate any today. Guess it will be tomorrow's breakfast then :)

7 comments:

gordon said...

粽子这年头不便宜。:-(

Lsio said...

Is it 端午节 already? I miss those 粽.

Abao said...

@gordon: yalor early bird buy aso 1 for 1.20

@lsio: yup 端午节 was yesterday ^_^. And welcome here.

Panther said...

Lmao I have yet to eat one too, this year. I need to eat them soon.

gordon said...

wow even lsio know what is a 粽子. ^^;

Small Cat! said...

Yupps it's breakfast. But you didn't eat la! haha:D

Abao said...

T_T