Chinese Rice Dumpling Festival

Chung or Chinese Rice Dumpling Festival is celebrated by the Chinese which falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. The Chung festival is celebrated in remembrance of chinese scholar and poet ci yuan.

According to the legend, he committed suicide in protest against the emperor’s oppression of the people. He then, tied a slab of stone to himself and jumped into the river.

Dumplings are stuffed with meat, mushroom, egg yolk, dried prawn and chestnuts or beans wrapped in bamboo leaves.