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.
The Double Ninth Festival in September 9th. The Double Ninth Festival is a traditional, like to eat dinner together. Several about good food, theendto a table. As night fell, lights shine, people drink chrysanthemum wine, Erguotou, eat a meal, to join you, emotional exchange. A smiling face, a burst of laughter out of narrow room, we wish each other a long and healthy life, everything is safe, the courtyard is filled with auspicious atmosphere.
The double ninth day, people have to respect the customs, the younger generation will give the elderly more considerate. In addition to give them something delicious to eat, another relative to sympathy family man, a married girl early in the morning to return home to visit their parents, to repay the upbringing. Conditional family, but also to acpany the old man to have a look in the fun.
The Double Ninth Festival of Beijing, in the autumn wind sends bright, clear sky season. To open in flying a kite, is simple, is also very popular for recreational activities like. When the Qing Dynasty old Beijing flying move extremely lively popular shops, market sell all kinds of kites, kite flower market sells the most plete varieties of good quality.
Now, the courtyard already change once lived, the Chung Yeung Festival "see also the cake is busy" scene has not see. But when the festival day, could not help but think of the old neighborhood ate the cake in the courtyard, drinking tea and laughing chat warm, Miss childhood laugh play small partners.