Dragon Festival: DIY Gourmet Zongzi
Date: Monday, May 29th
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm
Cost: 300 RMB, 260 RMB for members
It’s not just a day off work! The Dragon Boat Festival commemorates the death of Zhou Dynasty poet Qu Yuan, who drowned on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month in despair over the capture of his kingdom. Legend says that his admirers dropped sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leaves in the river, so delicious as to keep the fish from eating his body – these treats, of course, became the zongzi we know and love today.
Despite their somewhat morbid origins, zongzi are a delightful Dragon Boat treat that are loved throughout China.
The Hutong is offering a session to learn how to prepare these delicious treats yourself, from folding the leaves, to picking a traditional filling, to tying it up just right.
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Celebrating a Decade of Exceptional Cultural Experiences
We opened our Hutong courtyard doors ten years back with a simple wish: to create a special place where people could come together, learn from one another, and have a great time. We never imagined we would be where we are today: running programs across China, with an incredible team from across the globe.
十年前我们打开了在北新桥九道湾1号的四合院大门，只为了一个愿望：为大家提供一个可以相聚，学习与共享美好时光的平台。就这样，胡同可以从那个时候一直走到了今天。现在，我们拥有这来自世界各地的团队，并在全中国各个地方都有不同的活动， For our ten-year anniversary, we’ll be celebrating each month of 2017. 一眨眼，十年过去了，在迎接2017年的到来的同时，我们想要和大家一起庆祝这个难得的庆典。
The Hutong’s Tenniversary: http://thehutong.com/tenniversary/