How familiar are you with the Double Ninth Festival, also known as 重阳节 (Chóngyáng Jié)? This festival has a rich history and several cultural traditions associated with it. Let’s take a look!
When Is 重阳节 Celebrated?
Double Ninth Festival Traditions
The festival traditions focus on curatives, vibrancy and good health. People celebrate by spending time with their older family members to show love and appreciation. This festival highlights the importance of family and taking care of one another.
🏔 Go Mountain Climbing
Ascending heights during the Double Ninth Festival is a cherished tradition in China. This festival offers a perfect opportunity to revel in the beauty of nature as autumn sets in.
to climb a mountain
🌼 Admiring chrysanthemums
Admiring chrysanthemum on the Double Ninth Festival is a one more long-standing tradition in China. Chrysanthemum has long been associated with the idea of longevity and health in Chinese culture. The bright yellow and white colors of the flower are believed to bring positive energy to people.
to admire chrysanthemums
🍶 Drinking osmanthus wine
Osmanthus flowers are highly regarded in Chinese culture and are often associated with good fortune, prosperity, and love. They are considered a symbol of happiness and good luck. This symbolism makes osmanthus wine a popular choice during festive occasions.
hē guìhuā jiǔ
to drink osmanthus wine
🍰 Eating Chongyang Cake
Eating Chongyang cake is a cultural and symbolic tradition that aligns perfectly with the spirit of the Double Ninth Festival. This cake represents longevity, respect for the elderly, and the joy of celebrating the autumn season, making it an essential part of the festivities during this special holiday.
chī Chóngyáng gāo
to eat Chongyang cake
Mahjong x Double Ninth at That’s Mandarin
Wonderful Mahjong Night last week at That’s Mandarin!
This event was special thanks to the Chongyang Festival (重阳节) celebrations — Beijing campus was transformed by the festive decorations, and Shanghai campus had a special live music performance by one of our students. Jack has been in Shanghai for less than a month, but he’d already learned a few Chinese songs so that our team could sing along in Chinese 🎵
Always happy to see all of you at our events, and looking forward to more events this year.
Chinese Wine Tasting coming soon 🍶
Let’s have a look at the best moments:
Chóngyáng Jié Kuàilè!
Happy Double Ninth Festival
Now you’ve uncovered the rich significance behind the Double Ninth Festival traditions! We extend our warmest wishes for a meaningful and family-oriented 重阳节 (Chóngyáng Jié)!