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Seven foods for Qingming Festival | Updated: 2024-04-03 09:15
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Editor's note: Qingming Festival, or Tomb-Sweeping Day, is a traditional festival where Chinese pay respects to their ancestors and the dead. People in different regions of the country consume different foods on the day according to local customs.

From green rice balls and omelets to fried dough twists and pancakes, here are seven traditional foods people eat on the special day.


1. Green rice ball 青团

Qingtuan, or green rice balls, are widely consumed in China's Jiangnan area - the region south of the Yangtze River - around Qingming Festival. The seasonal delicacies are usually made from glutinous rice mixed with pounded mugwort - an edible wild herb thought to prevent toxic insect bites.

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