Today is May the 5th in lunar calendar, the Dragon Boat Festival in China (Duan wu jie). Tradition has it to eat Zongzi and race the dragon boats. Zongzi is sticky rice wrapped in leaves. The stuffing inside the sticky rice varies among pork, ham, yolk, red beans, red dates, chestnuts, etc. Dragon boat racings are held in many cities of China this year. Both are said to memorize the great poet Qu Yuan. He drowned himself in the Miluo River. To avoid his body eaten by fish, local people dropped Zongzi into the river to feed fish and ride the dragon boats to scare fish away from the poet.