Folk Customs
· Wearing Cornel Twigs (Dogwood) (2010-10-13)
The cornel (dogwood) is a species of evergreen arbor; it is heavy-scented plant whose fruit is edible and stock and leaves can be medicinal materials.
· Enjoying Chrysanthemum Flowers (2010-10-13)
Chrysanthemum originated in China and was recorded in some Chinese books as early as the 5th century B.C. The flower was introduced, as imperial flower, into Japan in the Tang Dynasty.
· Eating Double Ninth Cake (2010-10-13)
The Double Ninth cake is also known as “chrysanthemum cake” or “flower cake”. It dates back to the Zhou Dynasty (the 11th century – 256 BC).
· Chrysanthemum Flower Wine (2010-10-13)
It was originally a day for farmers to celebrate bumper harvests of crops. The festival was born in the Warring States period (475-221 BC), became popular in the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AC).
· Climbing Heights (2010-10-13)
People like to climb heights (mountains) on this festival, so Double Ninth Festival is also called “Mountain-climbing Festival".
· Family Get-togethers (2010-10-15)
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.
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