Locals line up for free porridge distributed by a pharmacy during the Laba Festival in Hangzhou

 
Locals line up for free porridge distributed by a pharmacy during the Laba Festival in Hangzhou
Locals line up for free porridge distributed by a pharmacy during the Laba Festival in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province January 15, 2008. The Laba Festival, which falls on the eighth day of the twelfth Chinese lunar month, commemorates the date of Sakyamuni Buddha's enlightenment. The tradition of eating "laba porridge" is believed to bring good fortune. The banner reads "wish citywide people healthy and safe". REUTERS/Steven Shi (CHINA)