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Celebrate La Ba with porridge and garlic

(Chinaculture.org) Updated: 2015-01-27 10:38

La Ba porridge. [File photo]

Chinese people celebrate La Ba Festival with La Ba porridge, often made with rice, peanuts, green beans, red beans and lotus seeds. La Ba-picked garlic is often eaten in Northern China on this day as well.

Pickled La Ba Garlic. [File photo]

Cloves of garlic are pickled in vinegar and left to rest in a cool place. It is said that only garlic pickled during the La Ba Festival will turn out green.

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