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Eating Zongzi

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Zongzi, a glutinous rice dumpling, the major food and gift for the festival, is popular around the world. The rice dumpling is a kind of food with various designs and styles: in North China, the Beijing date rice dumpling is always wrapped with small Chinese dates; while in South China, the rice dumplings are often stuffed with diversified materials, such as sweetened bean paste, fresh meat, ham and yolk, among which the "Wufangzhai" rice dumplings in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province are the most famous. For thousands of years, the custom of eating rice dumplings has always been prevailing in China and it has spread to Korea, Japan and countries in Southeast Asia.