Wan Qing Dumpling Festival In Singapore

Dumplings And Dragons!

2020 Jun 01

Dumpling Festival In Singapore

Also known as the Dragon Boat Festival, the Wan Qing Dumpling Festival organized by Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall returns but this time, online! Highlights of the event include an online cooking tutorial by Kim Choo Kueh Chang with step-by-step instructions on how to prepare their famous rice dumplings, animated short stories, game contests and craft tutorials.

The Dumpling Festival is believed to have originated during the Warring States period in China, when beloved government official and poet, Qu Yuan, drowned himself in the Miluo River after his country fell into enemy hands. Distraught villagers raced out in their boats to salvage his body and that is said to be the origin of the dragon boat races. The same villagers also took to throwing dumplings into the river in hopes that the fish would eat them instead of Qu Yuan’s body. Despite a rather morbid beginning, we celebrate this day of remembrance with great festivities, dragon boat races and eating lots and lots of dumplings.

What better way to learn about the historical and cultural significance of the Dumpling Festival which is an important festival celebrated by Chinese all over the world.

Month of June with line-ups on selected dates.

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