BBQ and Dumplings!


6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Bukit Merah Central, Beneath Blk 116
Bukit Merah Central, Beneath Blk 116

Duanwu festival has been celebrated by many Singaporeans, especially those of Chinese descent, for many years. Today, this is commonly known as Dragon Boat festival or Dumpling festival.
On June 7, the HSS will mark Duanwu festival with  BBQ and sharing some dumplings (粽子). At the event, we will also discuss the tradition of secular humanism in Chinese history and philosophy.
  • Location: Bukit Merah Central, Beneath Blk 116 ( Next to Bukit Merah Library)
  • 12-15min walk from Redhill MRT
  • Buses: 123, 139, 153, 198.
  • Time: June 7, 6.30 pm onwards
  • Fee: $10 to cover BBQ pit booking fee and food. $12 for non-members
  • Contact number of organiser: 91173682

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More about the festival: The tradition originated more than 2,200 years ago and is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month in the lunar calendar. It is said to commemorate a patriotic poet named Qu Yuan drowned himself in the river after his kingdom fell to enemy forces. Grieving locals, who admired him, raced out in their boats to save him or at least retrieve his body. This is said to have been the origin of dragon boat races. Then, to protect his corpse, the villagers threw rice wrapped in leaves into the river to discourage fishes from eating his body.
We invite you to join us for an evening of food, poetry and fun!