Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Celebration of an accused traitor 庆祝被告叛徒 ...



As a Chinese living outside of China, 
...
I have never seen "Dragon Boat" races on this
festive day of the "Dragon Boat Festival" 
...
But there are always plenty of
glutinous rice dumplings
...
But 
It does defies logic: a mandatory national holiday
in China and HongKong
to commemorate an accused traitor, 
a loyal counsellor to the King of Chu
"Qu Yuan" (屈原)
one who opposed China’s founding dynasty? 
And we celebrate with 
dragon boat racing and sticky rice?


吃粽子 ...



5 comments:

Laura.M said...

Feliz día Wong.Tiene muy buena pinta!!.
Saludos.Laura

Farmchick said...

A great macro shot.

AGMPRISMA said...

Happy day Wong. Smell very good like the breakfast of the other day.
FELIZ DRAGON BOAT.
UN SALUDO.

Milton Ostetto said...

Happy Day, muito boa foto
abraço
Milton

ρομπερτ said...

Am hungry now ;)

Back home in Hamburg, Germany there are various Dragon Boat Races held throughout the year. Please have a good day.