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Japan’s Traditional and Delicious 7-Herb Porridge Will Ward Off Evil Spirits

New Year holidays in Japan are typically celebrated for 3 days. However, on the 7th of January, this would be the day when people eat porridge or rice soup cooked with herbs known as nanakusa-gayu to bring health and longevity. The custom is called Nanakusa no sekku or the Festival of Seven Herbs. The porridge…