One of the major festivals in Chinese culture, the Dumpling Festival, also known as the Dragon Boat Festival, celebrates the famous poet Qu Yuan who is said to have leapt into a river when an evil king captured his kingdom. Fishermen tried to save him by beating on drums and splashing their oars to keep the water dragons away. When they realized that it was too late, they scattered rice dumplings into the river so that his soul would never be hungry.
Picture books are excellent in getting your little one ready and excited for festivals! Here are our top picks!
P/S: Click on the images to purchase the books online!
Dumpling Festival Book #1 - 《端午节》
Dumpling Festival Book #2 - 《粽米飘香艾蒲长：端午节》
Dumpling Festival Book #3 - 《端午节之屈原的故事》
Dumpling Festival Book #4 - 《端午节之屈原的故事》
Want to spend some quality family time over the weekend just before the Dumpling Festival? Join us in our Interactive Storytelling cum Craft Session on 17 June at Maha Yu Yi (Bras Basah Complex L3)! All participants will receive our Dumpling Festival Story Pack (worth $49.90) and a $10 book voucher.