The legend of the double ninth festival
Author:SIMO BLOWER Time:2016-10-09
Today is Double Ninth Festival, once a year. SIMO BLOWER according different festival, introduce China traditional culture for you. Today, SIMO will tell you the legend of double ninth festival, such as climbing a mountain, carrying a spray of dogwood and drinking chrysanthemum wine.
As a historical book recorded, in ancient times, there lived a man named Huan Jing. He was learning the magic arts from Fei Changfang, who had become an immortal after many years of practicing Taoism. One day, they were climbing a mountain. Fei Changfang suddenly stopped and looked very upset. He told Huan Jing, on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month, disaster will come to his hometown. He must go home immediately. Remember to make a red bag for each one of your family members and put a spray of dogwood on every one. Then you must all tie your bags to your arms, leave home quickly and climb to the top of a mountain. Most importantly, you must all drink some chrysanthemum wine. Only by doing so can your family members avoid this disaster.
Since then, climbing a mountain, carrying a spray of dogwood and drinking chrysanthemum wine became the traditional activities of the Double Ninth Festival, to avoid evil spirits and misfortunes.