1) The Chongyang Festival is also known as _______________ and ____________. 2) It is also a time for ________________. family get- together the Double-Ninth Festival Seniors’ Day Para.1 Para.2 Para.3 Para.4
When is the Chongyang Festival celebrated? Para. 1 On the ninth day of the ninth lunar month.
When did people begin to celebrate this festival? Why do we call the ninth day of the ninth lunar month “the Double Ninth Festival”? Para. 2 The Warring States Period. The number nine is regarded as yang and the ninth day of the ninth month is therefore a double yang day.
What special activities do people usually have on that day? Why is it also called “Seniors’ Day”? Para. 3 Climb mountains, appreciate chrysanthemum flowers, drink chrysanthemum wine and eat double- ninth cakes. Old people are especially meant to improve their health by taking part in the activities on the day of festival.
The Double-Ninth Festival is also called “Seniors’ Day”.
Para. 4 Why do family members get together on the Double Ninth Festival? What activity can people do on that day? To remember one’s ancestors, the sacrifices they made and the hardships they underwent. People can go outings.
1) The Chongyang Festival is a traditional Chinese festival and is celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth month. 2) According to the Chinese world view, yin stands for all the bad things. 3) The Chongyang Festival is also known as “Seniors’ Day” because only old people take part in the activities on that day. F F F
4) It is an occasion to make sacrifices for one’s ancestors. 5) On the Chongyang Festival, people have family outings to enjoy the nature and show their love and concern for family members and close friends. F T
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