THE DOUBLE NINTH FESTIVAL – Chong Yang Festival (重陽節)
This festival is held on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month calendar, and it will be October 17, 2018. According to the I-Ching (易經), the number 6 represents Yin energy, and number 9 represents Yang energy, so the ninth day on the ninth month will be the Yang day. The meaning is “forever” and “long life”; people will celebrate this festival for good luck by going up to the mountain to capture good CHI. Chinese will go to the ceremony and bring chrysanthemum to family’s graveyard this month as well. We also called this is festival as the Chrysanthemum Festival.