Luzhou District marks Dragon Boat Festival with rice ball event

Radio Taiwan International 
Date: 07 June, 2019
By: Shirley Lin

New immigrants of Luzhou District exhibit zongzi or glutinous rice balls from their native countries. (Photo by Chen Guo-wei)

Friday is the Dragon Boat Festival in Taiwan, a time when people across Taiwan enjoy zongzi, or glutinous rice balls. The Luzhou District in New Taipei City held its own local event celebrating these rice balls for the eighth year in a row.

The event was free of charge and about 1,000 rice balls were also given out to attendees for free. Taiwanese style rice balls were just one of the attractions. There were also varieties new to Taiwan, introduced by Southeast Asian immigrants who attended the event in their traditional national dress.    [FULL  STORY]

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