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  Traditional Chinese Festivals - china.org.cn
The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth 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.
The Double Ninth Festival is also a time when chrysanthemum blooms.
www.china.org.cn /english/features/Festivals/78310.htm   (376 words)

  
  Double Ninth Festival - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Double Ninth Festival (Chinese: 重九; pinyin: Chóngjiǔ, also Traditional Chinese: 重陽節; pinyin: Chóngyángjié or Chung Yeung Festival in Hong Kong) dated on the ninth day of the ninth month in Chinese calendar, is a traditional Chinese holiday, mentioned in writing since before the East Han period.
According to the I Ching, nine is a yang number, ninth day of the ninth lunar month or double nine, has too much yang and is thus a potentially dangerous date.
Double Ninth may have started out as a day to drive away danger, but, like the Chinese New Year, over time it became a day of celebration.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Double_Ninth_Festival   (329 words)

  
 The Double Ninth Festival(重阳节)
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.
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.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2002-10/09/content_359355.htm   (298 words)

  
 China Hotels Travel Guide — Events & Festivals, Holiday in China
Moon Festival (Mid-Autumn Festival) At Full Moon In September This is the harvest festival of Hong Kong and one of the biggest of the Chinese festivals.
Kite Festival September 9 (Ninth day of the ninth moon) Legend has it that in about 200 B.C. an inventive dwarf named Han Shin constructed the first kite ever to be seen in the skies of China.
Note that festivals involving the full moon are always considered to fall on the 15th of the month, even if the full moon is actually on the 14th or the 16th of the month.
www.hoteltravel.com /china/guides/festivals.htm   (2315 words)

  
 Chrysanthemums, Climbing, and Consideration of the Elderly -- Double Ninth Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Thus, in 1966, the Ministry of Interior designated Double Ninth Day as Senior Citizen's Day in the ROC, and the week beginning on this holiday is observed as Senior Citizen's Week.
Since then, Double Ninth Day has gradually lost its original purpose, becoming today a time of expressing gratitude to the elderly for their hard work and continuing the Chinese tradition of revering the old.
Double Nine Cakes are eaten to symbolize luck and the "ascendance of all things" since "cake" is homophonous with "high" in Chinese.
www.gio.gov.tw /info/festival_c/99_e/99.htm   (318 words)

  
 double_ninth_festival.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Double Ninth Festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth month, so it is also known as Chong Yang Festival.
The festival is based on the theory of Yin and Yang, the two opposing principles in nature.
Therefore, Double Ninth Festival has become a special day for people to pay their respects to the elderly and also a day for the elderly to enjoy themselves.
www-unix.oit.umass.edu /~lux/ChongYangFestival.html   (175 words)

  
 Our Writingboard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
It is one of the most important Chinese festivals, the other two being the Autumn Moon Festival and Chinese New Year.Unable to regain the respect of the emperor, in his sorrow Chu Yuan threw himself into the Mi Low river.
The festival is celebrated on the 5th of the fifth month of the Chinese lunar calendar.
Up to now, the seventh night of the seventh moon is still a traditional festival which is rich with a romantic color.But not a few custom activities have already weakened or disappeared consumedly, symbolizing the gigolo of faithful love to knit the female’s legend only, has been spreading in the folks.
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 tour destinations shenzhen Yangtai Mountain
During every 'Double Ninth Festival', the traditional Chinese holiday dated the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese lunar calendar, the Yangtai Mountain is a customary place for local people to climb mountains, appreciate chrysanthemum flowers, drink chrysanthemum wine, and eat double-ninth cakes.
The ninth day of the ninth month is a double yang day, hence was named the Double Ninth Festival (Chong Yang Festival).
The Double Ninth Festival is also the 'Old Men Festival.' Old people are meant to improve their health by taking part in the activities on the day of the festival.
cntravel.biz /china_tour_destinations/shenzhen/Yangtai-Mountain.shtml   (469 words)

  
 Festival of China
Double Ninth Festival is based on the theory of Yin and Yang, the two opposing principles in nature.
But the custom of carrying a spray of dogwood during the Double Ninth Festival is slowly dying out and many people, especially young people in the cities, do not even know what a dogwood spray looks like.
Therefore, the ninth day of the ninth month has become a special day for people to pay their respects to the elderly and a day for the elderly to enjoy themselves.
www.topchinatravel.com /information-of-china/festival_of_china.asp   (1692 words)

  
 Traditional Festivals
It was meant, it is said, to com-memorate Jie Zitui, a minister of Chong Er, son of Duke Xian of the State of Jin, one of the warring states.
During this festival there are also sports such as playing on swings, flying kites, a kind of anciet Chinese football, and cockfighting.
The Double Seventh is a traditional festival particularly favored by girls.
www.tourroundchina.com /festival.htm   (3835 words)

  
 传统节日 Festivals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
In fact, these traditional festivals have absorbed nourishment from different regions and various ethnic cultures and are a precious cultural heritage for the whole Chinese nation and its guests.
The Spring Festival is the most important festival for the Chinese people and is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the West.
The Double Seventh Festival, on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month, is a traditional festival full of romance.
chinese.chnedu.com /web/aboutchina/festivals   (402 words)

  
 Holidays and Festivals in Taiwan
The main holidays and festivals in Taiwan may be divided into two major categories : Festivals are associated with the traditional lunar calendar whereas official holidays are celebrated according to the western calendar.
The lunar festivals developed from the customs of China's past, and to the celebrants, these occasions are a time for recalling one's cultural origins and remembering the wisdom of early ages.
Both traditional festivals and commemorative holidays and Festivals in Taiwan are celebrated not only in a style unique to the region, but more importantly, in a way that both exhibits the significance of each occasion and fosters the hope of peace on earth.
www.gio.gov.tw /info/festival_c/index_e.htm   (268 words)

  
 Chinese Celebrations (Festivals, Special Days)
In the past, when the Chinese people used the lunar calendar, the Spring Festival was known as the "New Year." It falls on the first day of the first lunar month, the beginning of a new year.
During the Spring Festival, various traditional recreation activities are enjoyed in many parts of China, notably lion dances, dragon lantern dances, land-boat rowing and stilt-walking.
It is generally believed that this festival originated to honor the memory of the patriotic poet Qu Yuan, who lived in the State of Chu during the Warring States Period.
www.asianinfo.org /asianinfo/china/society_celebrations.htm   (920 words)

  
 Chinese festivals, Chinese festivals and holidays , China festivals, Lantern festivals, Moon festivals
China being a traditional country has its own set of festivals, which are based on the Chinese lunar calendar.
Festival, The Double Ninth festival and Christmas are the 7 festivals celebrated with great pomp and show all over China.
The Chinese Festivals are the identity of the Chinese culture and presence in the world.
www.123chinesenewyear.com /chinese-festivals   (178 words)

  
 Welcome to the SOSE Unit - Resources Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Double Ninth Day Festival is one of the most interesting festivals in the Chinese calendar year.
The Double Ninth Day Festival is a cultural festival related to the Chinese spiritual belief of Yin and Yang.
Double Ninth day is a day of thanking one's grandparents, in particular for their hard work for the family’s fortune or continuance.
www.aspa.asn.au /projects/sose/sose03.htm   (1914 words)

  
 Chinese Poetry with English Translation
To the tune of Intoxicated Under the Shadow of Flowers The Double Ninth Festival Light mists and heavy clouds, melancholy the long dreary day, In the golden censer the burning incense is dying away.
It is again time for the lovely Double Ninth festival; The coolness of midnight penetrates my screen of shear silk and chills my pillow of jade.
After drinking wine after twilight under the chrysanthemum hedge, My sleeves are perfumed by the faint fragrance of the plants.
www.chinapage.com /poem101.html   (107 words)

  
 April - Large Scale Folh Art Celebrations & Festivals in China
What's On: During the festival, various activities are held mainly in the Heavenly, Queen Palace, Haihe River and Culture Street, with Mazu culture as ties and tourism as mainstay.
During the Pure Brightness Festival (a festival for people worshipping at ancestral graves) and Double Ninth Festival every year grand memorial activities are held here.
During the festival, the exhibition of famous teas, porcelain, tea pots and some handicrafts will be held.
www.chinaplanner.com /folkart2002/festival/april.htm   (714 words)

  
 The SHE Festivals and Beliefs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
SHE celebrate the Spring Festival, Lantern Festival, Pure Brightness Festival (in memory of the dead), Dragon Boat-Racing Festival, Moon Festival and the Double-Ninth Festival.
Ancestor worship is the center of another festival on the eighth day of the fourth lunar month.
The festival, with a history of more than 2oo years, is a joyful occasion for family gathering and reunion.
peopleteams.org /theshe/beliefs.htm   (1016 words)

  
 Encyclopedia - Welcome to the online store: www.chinesecultureonline.com
This festival was established in commemoration of Qu Yuan (c.340-278 B.C.), a statesman and poet of the Warr...
Festival of Pure Brightness : Festival of Pure Brightness, called as Tomb-sweeping Day, it is the occasion for all the Chinese to honor their ancestors.
• The Double Ninth Festival : The Double Ninth Festival is on the ninth day of the ninth of Chinese lunar month.
www.chinesecultureonline.com /en/content/encyclopedia_list.jsp?cntCatId=4   (255 words)

  
 Chongyang Festival, Double Ninth Festival, Chinese Traditional Festivals
On the eighth day of the ninth lunar month, the immortal told Hengjing that the next day the devil would appear and he was to go back to get rid of the devil and the disease.
In the morning of the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, Hengjing led all the villagers who were each holding a piece of dogwood leaf and a cup of Chrysanthemum to the nearest mountain.
As chrysanthemums blossom during the Chongyang Festival, it is a pleasure to admire the various chrysanthemums in parks.
www.travelchinaguide.com /intro/festival/traditionalholidays/chongyang-festival.htm   (809 words)

  
 China Adoption News
Double Ninth Festival: With a bunch of flowers in hand, 102-year-old woman Ms.
China's obesity rate doubles in 10 years to 60 million people: The number of obese people in China doubled to 60 million people in the 10 years to 2002 with diseases related to an unhealthy diet and lifestyle also on the rise, the government said.
China Holds First Festival for Twins: Beijing saw double on Saturday as the Chinese capital opened its first festival for twins, attracting hundreds of lookalike siblings—a rare sight in a society where birth control rules limit most urban families to one child.
caswell.blogspot.com /archives/2004_10_01_china-adoption_archive.html   (3920 words)

  
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But the custom of carrying a spray of dogwood on the Double Ninth Festival is slowly dying out and many people, especially young people in the cities, do not even know what dogwood looks like.
The festival is held in the golden season of autumn, at harvest-time.
The Double Ninth Festival is usually perfect for outdoor activities.
www.chinaculture.org /gb/en_chinaway/node_169.htm   (765 words)

  
 People's Daily Online -- Double Ninth Festival
Liuhanshi celebrates the holiday with children and dozens of aged people on the Double Ninth Festival (the 9th day of the 9th lunar month) that falls on Oct. 22 this year in a community recreation room for the aged people in Shenyang City, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Oct. 22, 2004.
Some women who are over 80 years old cut a huge cake made for them during opening ceremony of a climbing event in Beijing, Capital of China, Oct. 22, 2004, on the Double Ninth Festival (the 9th day of the 9th lunar month) that falls on Oct. 22 this year.
In 1989, the Chinese government made the traditional festival as the "festival for the elderly".
english.peopledaily.com.cn /200410/24/eng20041024_161375.html   (165 words)

  
 The Telegraph - Calcutta : Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-27)
Indeed, one autumn festival called the Double Ninth festival as it occurs on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese Lunar calendar, requires you to climb a mountain at night and eat special cakes to honour your ancestors.
The Double Ninth festival is also the “Old Men festival”.
Old people are meant to improve their health by taking part in the activities on that day.
www.telegraphindia.com /1060112/asp/opinion/story_5708195.asp   (625 words)

  
 Chinese festivals:the double ninth festival or Chinese Chongyang Festival
The Chongyang Festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, so it is also known as the Double Ninth Festival.
The brght clear weather and the joy of bringing in the harvest make for a festive happy atmosphere.The Double Ninth Festival is usually perfect for outdoor activities.
Even thouht the tradition of carrying a few sptigs of dogwood dies out, that of climbing mountains is reaching new heights.
www.chinavoc.com /festivals/doublenine.htm   (740 words)

  
 Chongyang
The festival is held in the golden season of autumn, at harvest time.
The bright clear weather and the joy of bringing in the harvest make for a festive happy atmosphere.The Double Ninth Festival is usually perfect for outdoor activities.
But the custom of carrying a spray of dogwood during the Double Ninth Festival is slowly dying out except in some places and many people, especially young people in the cities, do not even know what a dogwood spray looks like.
www.globaldreamers.org /share/chongyang.html   (717 words)

  
 China Overview and Introduction with General Information about China!
Double Ninth Festival dated on the ninth day of the ninth month in Chinese calendar, is a Chinese holiday, mentioned in writing since before the East Han Period.
To protect against the danger, it is customary to climb a high mountain, drink chrysanthemum wine, and wear a plant named zhuyi.
Double Ninth may have started out as a day to drive away danger, but, like the Chinese New Year, ver time it became a day of celebration.
www.landingchina.com /china_overview/holiday/Double_Ninth_Festival.htm   (296 words)

  
 October - Large Scale Folh Art Celebrations & Festivals in China
What's On: The Beijing International Tourism Culture Festival is a new tourism project, displaying different ethnic customs and cultures of various countries and regions.
During the festival, tourists may also pay a visit to the homes of Beijing citizens, watch operas, have an idea of the selected tourist routes, and participate in revelries at the closing ceremony.
During the festival, various activities will be organized, such as an opening ceremony, Lijiang River Autumn Moon Lantern Festival, an evening cruising of the Lijiang River, appreciating ti lanterns that integrate sound, light, color and movement into or, the bonfire evening party on
www.chinaplanner.com /folkart2002/festival/october.htm   (578 words)

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