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Party for hundreds of families

2012-02-20 08:18:41 GMT2012-02-20 16:18:41(Beijing Time)  China Daily

A waiter delivers dishes in the colossal banquet called "Party for Hundreds of Families" which employs 1,780 tables and feasts about 20,000 people in Tangxia town, Ruian city, Zhejiang province on Feb 19, 2012.[Photo/CFP]

A performer sings a song for the crowd at the colossal banquet called "Party for Hundreds of Families" which feasts about 20,000 people in Tangxia town, Ruian city, Zhejiang province on Feb 19, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

A colossal banquet called "Party for Hundreds of Families", which employs 1,780 tables and feasts about 20,000 people is held in Tangxia town, Ruian city, Zhejiang province on Feb 19, 2012. [Photo/CFP]

A colossal banquet called "Party for Hundreds of Families", which employs 1,780 tables and feasts about 20,000 people is held in Tangxia town, Ruian city, Zhejiang province on Feb 19, 2012.

This banquet evolved from a gathering which took place hundreds of years ago which aimed at assembling villagers to discuss the defense against Japanese pirates. Today the gathering is just for fun.

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