The "Chong Yang Festival" is celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, and it is as such known as the Double Ninth Festival.
Origins: The festival began as early as the Warring States Period (475 - 221 BC). According to the yin/yang dichotomy that forms a basis to the Chinese world view, yin represents the elements of darkness and yang represents life and brightness. The number nine is regarded as yang. The ninth day of the ninth month is a double yang day, hence the name "Chong Yang Festival". (Chong means "repeat" in Chinese.) The ninth month also heralds the approach of winter. It is a time when the living need warm clothing, and filial Chinese sons and daughters extended this to make the festival a time for providing winter clothes for their ancestors. The Double Ninth Festival, therefore, also became an occasion to visit the graves of dead family members. Clothes made of paper would then be burnt as offerings.
Climbing mountains: On the Double Ninth Festival, people customarily climb mountains, appreciate chrysanthemum flowers, drink chrysanthemum wine, and eat double-ninth cakes. The Double Ninth Festival is also the "Old Men Festival". Old people are especially meant to improve their health by taking part in the activities on the day of the festival.
Family get-togethers: The Double Ninth Festival is also a time for family get-togethers. It is an occasion to remember one's ancestors, the sacrifices they made and the hardships they underwent. Often, family outings are organised during which people search to renew their appreciation of nature and to reaffirm their love and concern for family members and close friends.
In ancient times, people called the six Yin number, nine known as Yang number. September 9 this day, two together called "Double Ninth Festival", the day also called "festival for the elderly", is our country a long history of the festival.
After this afternoon, I and my classmates are on duty, 43 bus ride home. The car is very crowded, I can not easily find a seat, a bottom seat, you can have a good rest for a while.
However, the car just after a stop, there is a old man on the train, he probably slightly hunched, over sixty. I immediately thought to give seats to the old, but thought, he managed to sit down, let the pity.
How do ah? In the end is to let do not let? I think, as a young pioneer, if lets me not, then how to the front of my red scarf?? can't think, I must let. So I stood up and said: "Grandpa, you come to sit!" I saw my grandfather smiled, then slowly sat down, and said to me: "really good boy!".
Although I lost a seat for me to rest, but I got the words of praise and happy mood, which is how happy ah!
Care for the young is the traditional virtue of the Chinese nation, we must continue to carry forward the spirit of this!
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.
Nine nine Chongyang, as with the "long" is a homonym, in the nine figures is the largest number, the meaning of life for a long time. In 1989, our country the annual September 9 set as a festival for the elderly, cleverly combining traditional and modern, become respect for the elderly, and love for the elderly, help the elderly Festival.
This year the festival is coming. For you, Chung Yeung Festival plan how had it? If you are a young person and Chung Yeung Festival this day you may gave the mom and dad a gift, or to travel, relax mood; or make a phone call to the home, let the warm greetings, a heart warming gift. If you are an old man, you may have been a group of sympathy, or be invited to participate in activities. Then Festival ended, but we do not like meishiren as the how how lead, must continue to show respect for the elderly, care for the elderly, care for the elderly.
Countries of the provisions of the Chung Yeung Festival this day is a festival for the elderly, the purpose of which is to use this to carry out activities to allow people to set up the consciousness of respecting. The country has established a general acceptance of the festival, the important purpose is to remind the whole society for a certain thing, and not the only thing to do is to do.
Any activity that wants to be able to get the effect to be able to maintain a long enough time to show its significance.
In fact, the elderly are very simple, the park for a walk with the company, the weekend to go home for dinner, the phone call, can make them feel very satisfied and happy.
Parents should not only on this day, but also to remind himself, usually elderly care enough. It is a year the Double Ninth Festival, from now let us more to care for the elderly, it is meaningful to the festival.
Chongyang,the traditional Chinese festival for the elderly,is coming around .We are planning to visit the Nursing Home to celebrate the speacial day,and we would like to invite students from your school to join us.We have planned several activities,When we get there,we will visit the elderly in their rooms in groups,prensenting them with flowers and self-made cards to show our respect and love.Then we will do some cleaning and washing for them with the help of the nurses.