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LABA FESTIVAL

LABA FESTIVAL

Région autonome du Tibet, Chine

From 01/01/2012 to 31/01/2012

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Crowds of people head to Lama Temple Lama Temple to celebrate the Feast of Laba. The temple lamas chant sutras and giving steaming bowls of rice porridge that are supposed to bring good luck. The name describes the position of the Laba festival in the lunar calendar, "the" meaning the eighth month with the eighth day, which means "ba". The event traditionally marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year celebrations. Across China, people celebrate by eating a porridge made with rice, beans, nuts and dried fruit. This is supposed to be a shepherd gave the meal the Buddha when he collapsed from hunger and exhaustion.

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