Double Ninth Festival

Double Ninth Festival, also called Double Ninth Festival, is a traditional Chinese holiday, and it is observed on the 9th day of the 9th lunar month in the Chinese calendar.

According to the I Jing, the number 6 is a Yin (阴) character and the number 9 is a Yang (阳) character. The 9th day of the 9th lunar month has 2 Yang (阳) characters, and thus was named as the Double Ninth Festival and was considered as an auspicious date.

Climbing high mountains, drinking chrysanthemum liquor, and wearing the zhuyu (茱萸) plant, Cornus officinalis are traditional things people will normally do during the festival. People believe that climbing mountains will bring them good lucks.

Double Ninth Festival is also one of the festivals including Chinese New Year, Qingming Festival and Dragon Boat Festival that people will visit and clean their ancestors' graves to pay their respects.

The following is the list of Double Ninth Festival from 2021 to 2025.

HolidayDateWeekday
Double Ninth FestivalOct 14, 2021Thursday
Double Ninth FestivalOct 04, 2022Tuesday
Double Ninth FestivalOct 23, 2023Monday
Double Ninth FestivalOct 11, 2024Friday
Double Ninth FestivalOct 29, 2025Wednesday

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