Laba Festival

Jan 24,2018
Laba Festival

Laba Festival, commonly known as "Laba", refers to the lunar month (December) eighth day. Laba Festival is used to sacrifice ancestors and gods, praying for harvest and auspicious festivals, as the legend is this day is the founder of Buddha Sakyamuni Buddha Buddhism under the Taoist Road and the founding date of the eighth lunar month, it was again Known as the "Buddha into Taoist Festival."

In China, there are Laba Festival Laba, bubble Laba garlic conventions, Henan and other places, Laba porridge, also known as "everyone rice." On Laba Day, people are usually celebrating with Laba porridge and Laba garlic, besides the north and south. There are many other ways to celebrate. On this day, the whole family sat together. What is the picture? Happy and beautiful!
Holiday history

Recorded: "After the winter solstice Shu Shu Japanese worship God." Visible, the third garrison after the winter solstice was the wax day. From pre-Qin Dynasty, Laba Festival is used to sacrifice ancestors and gods, pray for good harvest and auspicious. Laba Festival in addition to ancestors worship God's activities, but also by the epidemic. This activity comes from the ancient (ancient repentance ceremony). One of the prehistoric medical methods is an exorcism. As the witchcraft activities in the twelfth lunar month drums epidemic of customs, now in Hunan Xinhua and other areas still exist.

Eating habits


This day has the custom of eating Laba, Laba porridge, also known as "Qibao Wuwei porridge." Our history of eating Laba porridge has been a thousand years. The earliest began in the Song Dynasty. Every day on Laba, whether it is the court, government, monastic or people must do Lai Laba porridge. In the Qing Dynasty, the custom of drinking laba porridge was even more prevalent. At the court, the emperor, the queen, the princes and others all wanted to give food and medicine to the civil and military ministers and waitresses and nuns and distributed rice and fruit to various monasteries for monks.

Laba porridge boil, we must worship God ancestors. After giving friends and relatives, we must send out before noon. The last is the family food. Leftover preserved porridge, preserved for a few days to eat left over, but it is a good sign, whichever is "more than" significance. If porridge is given to poor people, it is more for their own virtue.

Laba garlic

Most parts of North China on the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month, the custom of soaking garlic with vinegar is called Laba garlic. Bubba eight garlic is a custom in North China. A few days after the wax eighty days, coincided with the Spring Festival, due to vinegar soaking, the whole garlic was green, very nice, and vinegar also has the spicy garlic. New Year's Eve, before and after the Spring Festival, on the Laba garlic and vinegar to eat dumplings, mix cold dishes, taste good.

Laba garlic garlic word, and "count" the word homosexual, which is the various firms in the day to count, the year's income and expenditure figure out, you can see the profit and loss, including foreign debt and foreign debt, all in this The day is clear, "Laba count" is the case. Laba debt creditors this day, want to send money to those who owe him money, that is prepared to pay back the money. Beijing people have a saying: "Laba porridge, Laba garlic, put the letter of delivery children; debt repay the money." Then there are people who owe money, with garlic instead of "count" to show taboo, to avoid this calculation of the "count "In fact, owe someone else's home, after all, to be still.

Laba surface

The north is a pasta-based place, so there is not in Laba Festival eat Laba, but eloquence to eat. What is the difference between Laba and Bazaar? It is mainly made of flour, noodles, plus beans, bacteria and algae, meat, vegetables and other ingredients, the same carbohydrate-based, taking into account the protein, high-quality Fatty acids, vitamins and dietary fiber, can be said to be nutritionally balanced, it is worth promoting the healthy eating of food.

Sacrificial custom

As one of the Han nationality's most traditional festivals, in ancient times, when Labasa was cold in winter and idle in agriculture, people were going to hunt in the mountains and use prey for enriching their own food and increasing the year-round taste at the end of the new and old times Sacrifice ancestors and world gods, blessing disaster. Ancient, hunting and wax for the same word. Therefore, this festival is called the wax festival, the lunar calendar also called for the twelfth lunar month. Drumming, spring grass is a popular proverb of the Han Dynasty, which reflects the then people in the twelfth lunar month to beat the drums to welcome the grand ceremony and scene of the new year.