The Laba Festival has been around since ancient times and has a long history. A long time ago, it was said that in ancient times evil spirits came out to frighten children. The ancients believed that all children were sick because of ghosts. And these ghosts and gods are not afraid of anything, they are just afraid of red beans, so there is a saying that "red beans beat ghosts". Therefore, on the 8th day of the twelfth lunar month, people will cook porridge with red beans to prevent illness.
Don't forget to eat Laba Congee Porridge with Nuts and Dried Fruits on the Laba Rice Porridge Festival.