Today was Dragon Boat Festival. I’m not really sure what you are supposed to do for this festival… For me it just meant I had the day off from school and went out with some friends.
Anna is a good friend who is a senior at my school and invited me out for a picnic and day of fun. We walked around a lake on the outside of town. The sky was actually blue today. I got to see a couple of peacocks and geese near the water, and we did silly things like play hide-and-seek. I introduced the game Freeze Tag to them and had so much fun. After hanging out in the park for a couple hours, Ashley and Simon invited me back to their home for lunch.
I had my first experience with Zongzi, a sticky-rice dish wrapped in bamboo leaves. There are different varieties and flavors, I tried the Beef 牛肉 and one with a sweet red bean mixture in the center.
All in all, it was a great day spent with some really nice brothers and sisters. I am so glad I had the opportunity to share a traditional Chinese holiday with them.