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6 things you may not know about Double Ninth Festival (6)

(Chinadaily.com.cn)    10:48, October 09, 2016

Family get-togethers

The Double Ninth Festival is a time for family get-togethers. [File photo]

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. Often, family outings are organized where people search to renew their appreciation of nature and to reaffirm their love and concern for family members and close friends.

People often gather for parties, enjoy chrysanthemums and pin cornel twigs on clothes. The customs of climbing mountains and eating a special cake is also featured this day.


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