The Laba Rice Porridge Festival
The Laba Festival is celebrated on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month in the Chinese calendar. The 12th lunar month is called 'La' in Chinese and eight is pronounced 'ba', which is how the name 'Laba' was derived. It is also known as the La Ba Rice Porridge Festival.
The laba Rice Porridge Festival---it is a popular traditional holiday in Northern of China, In ancient time, Buddhist temples often provided Laba rice porridges to the poor to show their faith to the Buddha. Now people make and eat rice porridges to celebrate the day.
It is aim
at celebrating the past year and hoping for the new year. Buddha bless you and
buddha bless your family.
Laba Rice Porridge:
The ingredients of Laba porridge: glutinous rice, corn, lotus seeds, peanuts, red beans, peas, millet, raisins. It was mostly contain with main eight ingredients. You can add sugar or salt to make it tastier. When the porridge is finished, it is customarily offered to the gods and ancestors as the sacrifice first.
Then you can send to your relatives and friends. Finally, family enjoys it together. To normally you should left some porridge, as it means there will be leftovers for each year.
Wish you have a good Laba Festival.