Have a good 2017 Laba festivallhlights
The laba is a traditonal Chinese holiday celebrated on the eighth day of the La Month,the twelfth month of the Chinese calendar.It is customary on this day to eat Laba Congee.
Why call Laba
The 12th lunar month is called “La” in Chinese and eight is pronounced “ba”,which is how the name “Laba” was derived,It is not only regarded as a day of sacrifice,but also the day on which Sakyamuni(founder of Buddhism) realized truth and became a Buddha.
Before the Qin dynasty the Laba festival was a celebration of the new harvest.
After Buddhism spread to China during the first century CE,the festival was used a commemoration of Gautama Buddha’s enlightenment at the age of 35.During the Qing dynasty,ceremonies for the Laba festival would have been held in the Yonghe Temple in Beijing.
What we eat?
We eat Laba Porridge.The ingredients of Laba Porridge are various items that are full of nutrition,It is made of diversified rice(glutinous rice,oats,corns etc.),beans(soy beans,mung beans,kidney beans,cowpeas etc.),dried nuts(chestnuts,almonds,peanuts,etc.),bean curd and meat.Melon seeds,lotus seeds,pine nuts,sugar and other preserved fruits are added to give more flavors.After 10 centuries of development,there are now over one hundred different cooking methods.
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