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Cold winter, warm Laba porridge

Updated: Jan 24,2018 10:51 AM     Xinhua

A volunteer offers Laba porridge for an elderly woman at a community in Yuyao, East China’s Zhejiang province, Jan 22, 2018. The Laba Festival, a traditional Chinese festival on the eighth day of the 12th lunar month, fell on Jan 24 this year. It’s customary on this day to eat a special Laba porridge, usually made with at least eight ingredients, representing people’s prayers for harvest. [Photo/Xinhua]

Volunteers and senior citizens eat Laba porridge together at Heping district in Tianjin, North China, Jan 22, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Staff members offer Laba porridge to rural migrant workers at a community at Haigang county in Qinhuangdao, North China’s Hebei province, Jan 22, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

Volunteers offer Laba porridge to sanitation workers at Yaohai district in Hefei, East China’s Anhui province, Jan 22, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

A volunteer ladles Laba porridge for a community worker in Nantong, East China’s Jiangsu province, Jan 22, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]