Macao, June 3 (Xinhua) - With thousands of dragon boat runners competing in the picturesque Nam van Lake of Macao and the delicate holiday of Zongzi, a dug of glutinous rice locally popular wrapped in Reed. Leaves, the traditions of the dragon boat festival have been well preserved in the special administrative region of Macao.

On Friday, different groups of dragon boats from all over Maca Macao Dragon Boots Annual Race Battery reverberated on the lake.

The races, lasting throughout the day, attracted many visitors sitting in configuration chairs temporarily or standing next to the lake, despite the intermittent rain.

Pun Weng Kun, president of the Macao Sar Government Sports Office, said that the races adopt the cultural heritage of the Dragon and D boat Festival has become In an annual large -scale sporting event in Macao.

"We hope Sports + Tourism ', particularly in the context of regular epidemic control, "said Pun.

Yeung Ging Wing, one of the runners said he really enjoyed the bustling atmosphere of dragons boat races. "In addition, races can help us stay healthy while promoting traditional Chinese culture."

The dragon boat festival is traditionally celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month in the Chinese lunar calendar. This year, the Festival falls on Friday.

In the festival alignment, Macao residents have maintained the tradition of eating Zongzi. Every year, at this time, Lan Heong Kuok, a typical Cantonese tea house located in the area of ​​the old town of the Macao Peninsula, turns its first floor into a workshop. Employees make Zongzi on the site with pork fillings, beans and salty egg yolk, and put them into iron ranks to exhibit, which makes it a large view.

"Our Zongzi is sold very well every year," said Chan Zi Wai, whose father founded the restaurant 59 years ago. "We have preserved the traditional method of making Zongzi by hand. Customers like it as it is. We mainly sell local residents, but tourists also come here."

A resident of Macao surname Choi said he had recently come to the restaurant to buy Zongzi more than once. "They offer different varieties of Zongzi here," Choi said. "I bought Zongzi not only for my own family, but also for friends as gifts."

The Polytechnic University of Macao organized a Zongzi workshop, inviting experienced chefs to teach students. From Portuguese -speaking countries, including Brazil and Cape Green, how to make festive food.

Jociney, one of the students, said the experience of learning to do Zongzi helped him better understand the traditional Chinese culture and also facilitated cultural exchanges between students from different countries. ENITEM


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