Today is Dragon Boat Festival, also known by Chinese as Duanwu Jie
Duan Wu Jie is a day to commemorate the Chinese patriot and poet, Qu Yuan (屈原). Falling on the fifth day of the fifth lunar month, it is a day to remind oneself of one's duties and obligations to the nation. (View source here)
If you are like myself wondering how rice dumplings are made, please check out Emily's post, Rice Dumplings... to get the gist of the processes behind this. It is quite interesting to read about how traditions are being passed from one generation to another.
(The contents on this post has been posted on Yesterday.sg on 18 June 2007.)