Jade Buddha Temple sends traditional festival treats to seniors

The city's Jade Buddha Temple sent 5,000 zongzi, or traditional glutinous rice dumpling, to local seniors homes and welfare homes on Friday and Saturday.
Ti Gong

A senior monk with the Jade Buddha Temple sends zongzi, or traditional glutinous rice dumpling, to elderly residents at a local seniors home on Saturday.

The city's Jade Buddha Temple gave out 5,000 zongzi, or traditional glutinous rice dumpling, to local seniors homes, welfare homes and sunshine homes where people with disabilities receive trainings on Friday and Saturday.

The vegetarian zongzi, cooked and blessed by monks with the temple, were given to the solitary seniors and people with disabilities to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival that falls on Monday.

The temple also took part in other charity activities over the weekend for the festival, such as assisting impoverished students to finish school.

With a history of more than 2,000 years, the Dragon Boat Festival falls on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month each year. It is derived from the commemoration of patriotic poet Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), who threw himself into the Miluo River.


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