Today is Chinese Tamale Day, aka Duanwu Festival, aka Dragon Boat Festival. Being a delinquent Chinese, I am unsure of the holiday's origin or its significance, but supposedly it's when all the stars in the heavens line up or something like that. Anyhoo, Chinese people eat Chinese tamale on Duanwu Festival... usually it's made of sticky rice, either with Chinese ham (for salted tamale) or jujube (for sweet tamale) as filling. There would be dragon boat races between the villages before they eat the tamales... here is a picture of Baby Cat racing a dragon boat when she was itty bitty.
Picture courtesy of Hello, Kai Lan.