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重阳节 Double Ninth Festival

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重阳节 Double Ninth Festival

    农历九月九日,是中国 传统 重阳节 。因为古老 的《易经》中把“六”定为阴数,把“九”定为阳数,九月九日,日月并阳,两九相重,故而叫重阳,也叫重九,古人认为是个值得庆贺 吉利 日子,并且从很早就开始过此节日

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The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chong Yang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival. In an ancient and mysterious book Yi Jing, or The Book of Changes, "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 "9" in both month and day create Double Ninth Festival, or Chong Yang Festival. The Chinese ancestors considered it an auspicious day worth celebration. That's why Chinese people began to celebrate this festival from ancient times.
    庆祝 重阳节的活动 多彩浪漫 ,一般包括出游赏景、登高远眺、观赏菊花 、遍插茱萸、吃重阳糕、饮菊花酒等活动。
The celebration of Chong Yang Festival is colorful and romantic, generally speaking, including activities of outing and enjoying the scenes, climbing mountains, watching chrysanthemum, wearing dogwood, eating Chong Yang pastry and drinking chrysanthemum wine, etc.
    九九重阳,因为与“久久”同音,九在数字中又是最大数,有长久长寿 的含意,况且秋季 也是一年收获 的黄金季节 ,重阳佳节,寓意深远,人们对此节历来有着特殊的感情,唐诗宋词中有不少贺重阳,咏菊花的诗词佳作。
The 9th day of the 9th lunar month is the traditional Chong Yang Festival, because it has the same pronunciation with the word "Jiu Jiu" (forever) and the number "nine" is the largest number which carries the meaning of "long life". Moreover, autumn also is the golden season for harvest, therefore, this special festival has more than one deep meaning and people have a special affection towards it since ancient times. There are a lot of famous works of Tang poem and Song poem for celebrating Chong Yang Festival and intoning chrysanthemum.
    如今的重阳节,被赋予了新的含义,在1989年,中国把每年农历的九月九日定为“老人节”,传统与现代 巧妙地结合,成为尊老、敬老、爱老、助老的老年人的节日。中国各机关、团体、街道,往往都在此时组织从工作岗位上退下来的老人们秋游赏景,或临水玩乐,或登山健体,让身心都沐浴在大自然的怀抱里;不少家庭 的晚辈也会搀扶着年老的长辈 郊外 活动或为老人准备一些可口的饮食。
Today, Chong Yang has been given new meanings. In 1989, the Chinese government decided the Double Ninth Festival as Senior's Day, combining the tradition and the modern, which made it become the festival of honoring, loving and helping the seniors. Since then, all government units, organizations and streets communities would organize an autumn trip each year for those who have retired from their posts. At the waterside or on the mountains, the seniors would find themselves merged into nature. Younger generations would also bring the elderly to suburban areas or prepare a nice meal for them on this day.

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