Festive China: Chongyang Festival

  
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Festive China: Chongyang Festival

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When clear and refreshing autumn arrives and chrysanthemums envelope the world, it's time for the Chinese Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival.

The Double Ninth Festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. In Chinese folklore, the number nine is the largest number - it's a homonym to the Chinese word  jiu,  which contains the auspicious meaning of "a long and healthy life".

Watch this episode of Festive China to see how China pays respect to the elderly, and get a closer look at the lives of the older generation.

Festive China  is a series of short clips focusing on traditional Chinese festivals and festivities, the cultural connotations of traditional holidays, their development and changes, and how they manifest in today's China.

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Buzz of the Orient
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1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient    one month ago

Today is Chongyang Festival, also known as Double Ninth Festival.  I didn't climb a mountain today, and we didn't get to eat Chongyang cake, but at least, being a senior person (and this festival is supposed to honour us) I had a good lazy day and ate some delicious foods.  Now I expect that within a few hours this will be pushed off the Home (Front) page, so what the hell, it doesn't matter anyway.

 
 
 
evilgenius
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1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1    one month ago

Glad you had a good day, Buzz.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @1.1    one month ago

Thanks E.G.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2  Kavika     one month ago

Interesting stuff, thanks Buzz.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @2    one month ago

It could be for many, as long as there are people who wish to broaden their horizons.  It has been an incredible adventure and a  fantastic experience coming here and taking in a culture so different and colourful than what I knew in North America.  

 
 
 
shona1
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3  shona1    one month ago

Anoon Buzz... China seems to hold quite a few festivals through the year...are these festivals country wide or do some areas just hold their own?

The scenery and food look spectacular...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.1  seeder  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @3    one month ago

It makes me pretty happy that they do hold quite a few festivals, although is 5 or 6 that many compared to other cultures?  One of the good things about festivals in China is that it brings the members of extended families together, which the Chinese people take very seriously, but is that different from Thanksgiving or Christmas in western culture?

 
 
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