Jan.15 (NBD) -- Falling on the eighth day of La month (the twelfth lunar month), the Laba Festival is seen as a prelude for the coming Spring Festival and traditionally an occasion for people to give sacrifices to their ancestors and to pray for a good harvest and good luck for the family.

People of Chengdu, the capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, celebrated this day in their own way. Each year, people coming from afar garther at Wenshu Monastery, a prestigious buddhist temple in the city, and line up hours for a bowl of free porridge on this special day. 


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