Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, June 9 – The 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar is when the “Double Fifth,” also called the Dragon Boat Festival, is celebrated in China. It is celebrated to honor a poet named Qu Yuan. In modern times, dragon boat races are held in many cities worldwide. In China, people also eat “zongzi” which are dumplings made of sticky rice with either sweet or savory fillings. They are wrapped in bamboo or other large leaves. My favorite have red bean filling. Since we knew we would miss the festival and the fresh dumplings, we had bought some frozen ones to enjoy before we left China.