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Origin and Legend of Double Ninth Festival

Double Ninth Festival The Double Ninth Festival. also named Chong Yang Festival. falls on the ninth day of the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar. hence it gets name of Double Ninth Festival. On this day. people would like to drink...

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the ninth day of the ninth lunar month

The Double Ninth Festival the ninth day of the ninth lunar month 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 ear...

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Chinese Zodiac Stories

The Rat and the Cat A long. long time ago. the Cat and the Rat were the best of friends. They accompanied each other everywhere they went and they shared their food. One day. the Cat learnt that the Jade Emperor was going to elect twelve a...

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Chinese Chong Yang Festival

Chong Yang Jie is also known as ``Chung Gau`` (Chong means Double and Gau means nine). Being the ninth day of the ninth month. it is the Double Nine. also means forever and is the day on which Chinese people go to the hillsides to tend the...

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Chrysanthemums,Climbing - Double Ninth Day

Chrysanthemums. Climbing. and Consideration of the Elderly - Double Ninth Day Double Ninth Day falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. According to Chinese custom. ``nine`` is a number belonging to the positive principle ``yang.``...

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Chinese Lunar Calendar and Twelve Animal Signs

Chinese Lunar Calendar Background and Concept The Chines animal signs are a 12-year cycle used for dating the years. They represent a cyclical concept of time. rather than the Western linear concept of time. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is b...

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The story of the 12 Zodicial animals

In China. people came up with a simple and amusing way to count the years. They use 12 kinds of animals : rat. ox. tiger. rabbit. dragon. snake. horse. sheep. monkey. chicken. dog and pig all represent years and make up the Chinese zodiac....

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Zodiac Signs of the Chinese

The Chinese zodiac has twelve signs. Originally. these signs did not have animals associated with them but were signs used to record dates. They were called the 12 Earthly Branches and 10 Celestial Stems and their use went back to the Shan...

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Chinese Astrology Animals

An ancient sage wanted to select 12 animals to form the zodiac. He wanted to be fair and he sent a message out to all the animals to gather as a certain spot on a certain date. The first 12 animals to arrive will be selected and the zodiac...

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Rat - Chinese Zodiac description with illustration

Being the first sign of the Chinese zodiac. rats are leaders. pioneers and conquerors. They are charming. passionate. charismatic. practical and hardworking. Rat people are endowed with great leadership skills and are perhaps the most orga...

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