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Lingyin Temple Plans to Distribute 300,000 Bowls of Laba Porridge on 8th January, 2014 2018-10-11

 

Laba Festival is a traditional Buddhist festival in China. The annual festival falls on the eighth day of the twelfth month of Chinese Lunar year. It is an ancient festival having existed for over one thousand years, held to celebrate the bumper harvest and express gratitude for the gods. On Laba Festival, the consumption of Laba Porridge is an indispensible element. Traditionally, Laba Porridge is prepared out of no fewer than twenty ingredients, such as dried red dates, lotus seeds, walnuts, chestnuts, longan etc.

 

 

Lingyin Temple, one of the renowned ancient temples in China, plans to distribute 300,000 bowls of Laba Porridge on 8th January 2014 to visitors for free. The preparation work has already begun on 5th, December, 2013. The cooking process lasts from 1st January to 8th January. All the ingredients are carefully picked and all together weigh up to 50 tons. If you are interested in traditional Chinese culture and want to get an intimate contact with Hangzhou Buddhism, then this is your day.

 

 

Where to go:
Lingyin Temple
Add:
No.1, Fayun Alley, Lingyin Road, Hangzhou (杭州市灵隐路法云弄1号)
Tel: 86-571-87968665

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