Jan 10, 2022

As the Lunar New Year Approaches, Cook Porridge for Spring

Laba festival

The origin and customs of Laba festival:

Laba Festival is a traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month,and its main custom is”drinking Laba Porridge”. At this time, he met a shepherdess who offered chyle, recovered his physical strength after eating, sat under the Bodhi tree and meditated, and became "enlightened" on December 8th. To commemorate this event, Buddhists held a Dharma Meeting on this day to cook porridge with rice and fruit for Buddha.

Chinese people believe that eating porridge during Laba festival will bring good luck.Laba Porridge is infused with Chinese people's beautiful expectations of a happy life.