Citizens queue to get free Laba porridge
Last Updated: 2013-01-19 07:09 | Xinhua
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Citizens queue to get free Laba porridge

Citizens queue to get free porridge at Hanshan Temple in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Jan. 19, 2013. The Hanshan Temple distributed Laba porridge for free on Jan. 19, the eighth day of the 12th lunar month or the day of Laba Festival. The Laba Festival is regarded as a prelude to the Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, the most important occasion of family reunion, which falls on Feb. 10 of this year. Drinking Laba porridge on the day of Laba is a traditional custom in China. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)

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