The tablewares used by G20 leaders' wives at a luncheon during the recently-concluded summit are on display in Hangzhou city, becoming an immediate hit among visitors and locals.The tablewares, called "West Lake Prosperous Blue Peony" ("西湖蓝筋囊富贵牡丹图" in Chinese), consist of 35 items for each set, including cold-dish plate, soup cup and bowls. With delicate yellow floral patterns painted on the light blue background, the porcelain wares deliver a strong sense of elegance and grace.Chinese First Lady Peng Liyuan held a luncheon for her counterparts from G20 member countries at Lou Wai Lou, a well-known restaurant with 160 years of history in Hangzhou, on September 5. The porcelain tablewares were tailor-made for the event.
The Dragon Boat Festival is a celebration where many eat rice dumplings (zongzi), drink realgar wine (xionghuangjiu), and race dragon boats. Other activities include hanging icons of Zhong Kui (a mythic guardian figure), hanging mugwort and calamus, taking long walks, writing spells and wearing perfumed medicine bags.