Tuesday/ Laba Festival

The majority Han Chinese have long followed the tradition of eating Laba rice porridge on the eighth day of the twelfth lunar month.   This year it falls on January 11th.   Laba rice porridge contains glutinous rice, red beans, millet, Chinese sorghum, peas, dried lotus seeds, red beans and some other ingredients, such as dried dates, chestnut meat, walnut meat, almonds or peanuts.   Much more than just rice !  Picture from http://traditions.cultural-china.com.  

Since this is the start of the Chinese New Year celebrations, I’m posting two pictures from my desktop calendar here at the office.   Hmm, yes – sailing on a brilliant blue summer day.   The January picture is of course of the Daya Bay nuclear power plant here viewed from the water.


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