the double ninth festival the ninth day of the ninth lunar month
the "chong yang festival" is celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, and it is as such known as the double ninth festival.
origins: the festival began as early as the warring states period (475 - 221 bc). according to the yin/yang dichotomy that forms a basis to the chinese world view, yin represents the elements of darkness and yang represents life and brightness. the number nine is regarded as yang. the ninth day of the ninth month is a double yang day, hence the name "chong yang festival". (chong means "repeat" in chinese.) the ninth month also heralds the approach of winter. it is a time when the living need warm clothing, and filial chinese sons and daughters extended this to make the festival a time for providing winter clothes for their ancestors. the double ninth festival, therefore, also became an occasion to visit the graves of dead family members. clothes made of paper would then be burnt as offerings.
climbing mountains: on the double ninth festival, people customarily climb ountains, appreciate chrysanthemum flowers, drink chrysanthemum wine, and eat double-ninth cakes. the double ninth festival is also the "old men festival".
old people are especially meant to improve their health by taking part in the activities on the day of the festival.
Nine nine Chongyang, as with the "long" is a homonym, in the nine figures is the largest number, the meaning of life for a long time. our country the annual September 9 set as a festival for the elderly, cleverly combining traditional and modern, become respect for the elderly, and love for the elderly, help the elderly Festival.
This year the festival is coming. For you, Chung Yeung Festival plan how had it? If you are a young person and Chung Yeung Festival this day you may gave the mom and dad a gift, or to travel, relax mood; or make a phone call to the home, let the warm greetings, a heart warming gift. If you are an old man, you may have been a group of sympathy, or be invited to participate in activities. Then Festival ended, but we do not like meishiren as the how how lead, must continue to show respect for the elderly, care for the elderly, care for the elderly.
Countries of the provisions of the Chung Yeung Festival this day is a festival for the elderly, the purpose of which is to use this to carry out activities to allow people to set up the consciousness of respecting. The country has established a general acceptance of the festival, the important purpose is to remind the whole society for a certain thing, and not the only thing to do is to do.
Any activity that wants to be able to get the effect to be able to maintain a long enough time to show its significance.
In fact, the elderly are very simple, the park for a walk with the company, the weekend to go home for dinner, the phone call, can make them feel very satisfied and happy.
Parents should not only on this day, but also to remind himself, usually elderly care enough. It is a year the Double Ninth Festival, from now let us more to care for the elderly, it is meaningful to the festival.
The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chongyang Festival,or Double Ninth Festival.It usually falls in October in the Gregorian calendar.In an ancient and mysterious book Yi Jing,or The Book of Changes,number 6 was thought to be of Yin character,meaning feminine or negative,while number 9 was thought to be Yang,meaning masculine or positive.So the number nine in both month and day create the Double Ninth Festival,or Chongyang Festival.Chong in Chinese means double.Also,as double ninth was pronounced the same as the word to signify forever,both are Jiu Jiu,the Chinese ancestors considered it an auspicious day worth celebration.That's why ancient Chinese began to celebrate this festival long time ago.
The custom of ascending a height to avoid epidemics was passed down from long time ago.Therefore,the Double Ninth Festival is also called Height Ascending Festival.The height people will reach is usually a mountain or a tower.Ancient literary figures have left many poems depicting the activity.Even today,people still swarm to famous or little known mountains on this day.