Sticky Rice & Dragon Boat Races in Hong Kong (The World)

It’d be hard to miss a Dragon Boat in Hong Kong this time of year. The annual races, featuring long paddle-powered boats often ornamented with dragon heads, go on all over the city for three days straight as part of the Tuen Ng, or Dragon Boat Festival. This year’s kicked off on May 30.

But more enticing for me, of course, were the traditional rice dumplings called zongzi, sold on just about every street corner during the festival. They have a surprisingly deep connection to the boat races.

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