The Laba Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the eighth day of the twelfth month of the lunar Chinese calendar. "La" is the name given to the 12th lunar month and 8 is pronounced as "ba" in Chinese, which translated is "Laba." There are several legends about the origin of this festivity and we could not tell which one is true. But what we know today is that this festival started as a sacrificial offering to ancestors. It was also a time for the ancient Chinese to pray to heaven and earth that there would be a bountiful harvest. Many people hoped for good luck as well for the coming year.
Traditionally, the Laba rice porridge is the most important element of the festival. Generally, the porridge contains eight ingredients which can include glutinous rice, red beans, millet, Chinese sorghum, peas, dried lotus seeds and some other ingredients, such as dried dates, chestnut meat, walnut meat, almond, peanut, etc. The porridge must be boiled for many hours and then offered as a sacrifice to the ancestors. This must be done before noontime. Also, it is tradition that family members eat the porridge together. Then they leave some as a symbol of hope for a good harvest the coming year.
腊八节旳英文单词：Laba Festival;The laba Rice Porridge Festival
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Wish you happy. It wins: beautiful flowers, romantic like the cherry blossom, auspicious like snowflakes, luck on peach blossom, rich race peony, jasmine fragrance climb!
Tomorrow it, a truck filled with happiness to clear the way for safe discard all the troubles, so happy with you embrace, storing all the warmth of the cold away, the release of life, feeling so happy for you always smile!
Send you a coat, peace is in the front, the back is happiness, luck is collar, wish is sleeve, happiness is a button, pocket full of warmth, put it on, let it be with you every day! The Laba festival!
Tired, please heart shore; wrong, don't think of after ashamed; bitter, only know how to meet; hurt, that strong; drunk, that unforgettable; laugh, feel beautiful; stuffy, Laba Festival would find me chat!
Open my eyes, I only have eyes for you. Close my eyes and I only have eyes for you. The glasses on the belt four of my eyes you are the Laba Festival, I want to marry you!
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I hope you happy every day was like a teapot on the stove, although little ass burned hot, but still happy blowing whistles, braving the happy little bubble Laba Festival happy!! hehe