The Double Ninth Festival, also known as 重阳节(chóng yáng jié), is held on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. It is also known as the Senior Citizens’ Festival.In 2022, the Double Ninth Festival takes place on 4, October, 2022.
In ancient times, people believed that the double ninth day was worth a celebration. Since folk people had the tradition of climbing a mountain on that day, the Chongyang Festival is also called the Height Ascending Festival. The Chongyang Festival also has other names, such as the Chrysanthemum Festival. As "double ninth" is pronounced the same as the word meaning "forever," ancestors are also worshipped on that day.Customs and Activities Of Double Ninth Festival
On the Double Ninth Festival, people hold many activities in celebration, such as enjoying the chrysanthemum, inserting Zhuyu, eating Chongyang cakes, and drinking chrysanthemum wine, among others.
Eating Chongyang Cakes
吃重阳糕chī chóng yáng gāo
Enjoy Chrysanthemum and Drink Chrysanthemum Wine
赏菊shǎng jú & 饮菊花酒yǐn jú huā jiǔ
Inserting Zhuyu and Stick Chrysanthemum
插茱萸/菊花chā zhū yú / jú huā
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