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People prepare for Laba Festival across China

Updated: Jan 5,2017 11:21 AM     Xinhua

Photo taken on Jan 4, 2017 shows the ingredients of Laba congee in Hohhot, capital of north China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The Laba Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday on the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, falls on Jan 5 this year. It’s customary on this day to eat a special Laba congee, or eight treasure porridge, usually made with at least eight ingredients, representing people’s prayers for harvest, happiness and peace. [Photo/Xinhua]

A teacher shows the ingredients of Laba congee to children at the Qunying Kindergarten in Kaifeng, central China’s Henan province, Jan 4, 2017. The Laba Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday on the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, falls on Jan 5 this year. It’s customary on this day to eat a special Laba congee, or eight treasure porridge, usually made with at least eight ingredients, representing people’s prayers for harvest, happiness and peace. [Photo/Xinhua]

Photo taken on Jan 4, 2017 shows the ingredients of Laba congee in Hohhot, capital of north China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region. The Laba Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday on the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, falls on Jan 5 this year. It’s customary on this day to eat a special Laba congee, or eight treasure porridge, usually made with at least eight ingredients, representing people’s prayers for harvest, happiness and peace. [Photo/Xinhua]

A cook makes Laba congee at the Daming Temple in Yangzhou, east China’s Jiangsu province, Jan 4, 2017. The Laba Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday on the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, falls on Jan 5 this year. It’s customary on this day to eat a special Laba congee, or eight treasure porridge, usually made with at least eight ingredients, representing people’s prayers for harvest, happiness and peace. [Photo/Xinhua]

An old woman shows the ingredients of Laba congee in Hohhot, capital of north China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Jan 4, 2017. The Laba Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday on the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, falls on Jan 5 this year. It’s customary on this day to eat a special Laba congee, or eight treasure porridge, usually made with at least eight ingredients, representing people’s prayers for harvest, happiness and peace. [Photo/Xinhua]

Residents eat Laba congee in Hohhot, capital of north China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Jan 4, 2017. The Laba Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday on the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, falls on Jan 5 this year. It’s customary on this day to eat a special Laba congee, or eight treasure porridge, usually made with at least eight ingredients, representing people’s prayers for harvest, happiness and peace. [Photo/Xinhua]

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