September 21st marks the Thanksgiving day of Christians among Lahu people, an ethnic group of China and Mainland Southeast Asia. That day, believers took their farm produce to the church, celebrating the fall harvest.
Different from the international Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Tuesday in November, Christians of Lahu people celebrate their Thanksgiving day during fall harvest. Each year they took their first bunch of farm produce to the Church, symbolizing that they offer their thanks and harvest to God.
The following pictures are taken during a Thanksgiving celebration (or fall harvest celebration) at Banli Church, Lancang County, Pu-er City, Yunnan Province.
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All photo credit: China Christian Daily
Translated and edited by: Xueping Wang.