Do you know The Double Ninth Festival is Chinese Senior’s Day?


8 is Chinese lucky number. Do you know the meaning behind 9?



It is a yang number, which means the ninth day of the ninth lunar month has too much yang, making it a bit potentially dangerous state. It is also a day for seniors’ day, a time to celebrate with the elderly.

In this festival, Chinese people climb a mountain, drink chrysanthemum wine and wear the dogwood plant. October is a beautiful month enjoy the chrysanthemums in full bloom. People usually buy gifts for grandparents and parents and having a family gathering at home.


Drinking chrysanthemum tea is believed to purify the heart and improve eyesight.


Eating rice cakes, grandchildren form a circle around the cake and the grandparents feel very happy in the joyful atmosphere.

Another traditional custom is visiting the graves of ancestors to pay their respects by cleaning the graves and repainting inscriptions.

Q&A:

1. Which number is recognized as unlucky number?

a. 2 b. 4 c. 8 d. 9

2. Which customs is not on The Double Ninth Festival?

a. climb a mountain

b. buy gifts for elderly people

c. visit the graves of ancestors

d. eat mooncakes


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