The Double Ninth Festival of China(重阳节)

The Double Ninth Festival of China(重阳节)

The Double Ninth Festival(重阳节) falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. According to the Book of Changes, the number six is considered as yin while nine is yang. The ninth day of the ninth lunar month in the Chinese calendar features two nines, so the day is given the Chinese name "chong yang 重阳" (chong means double in Chinese)

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