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What are the taboos of Double Ninth Festival? Four taboos about Double Ninth Festival

What are the taboos of Double Ninth Festival? The Double Ninth Festival is also called 'Double Ninth Festival'. On this day, people climb high to pray for blessings and health. However, as a traditional festival in China, there are also many taboos on the Double Ninth Festival. What do you know about the taboos on the Double Ninth Festival? Let's have a look

Double Ninth Festival taboo

1. We can't say happy holidays. Climbing the plateau is to avoid evil. There are six odd numbers and six even numbers in twelve months of the year. Odd and even encounters have become festivals. Most of the traditional festivals of Double Ninth Festival focus on odd numbers. They are divided into Double Ninth Festival, namely January 1, March 3, May 5, July 7 and September 9. The number of months and days meet strangely. January is also called the first month. The first month is the traditional first day of the new year. It is a regular Festival from the first day to the fifth day. March 3 is the Bathing Festival, followed by the Qingming Festival, May 5 is the Dragon Boat Festival, July 7 is the Qiqiao Festival, July 15 is the Zhongyuan Festival, and September 9 is the Double Ninth Festival. Ten, as the beginning, is the end of the number, and the latter is not valued by people. It can be seen that the hot and noisy traditional festivals are precisely based on unlucky odd numbers. According to the thinking transformation mode of "turning bad luck into good luck" in Chinese tradition, it is reasonable to believe that the appearance of festivals is to complete the transformation of strange months and days from bad to good luck, and a series of festival activities are set up to suppress and overcome bad luck. Odd numbers are also regarded as Yang numbers. The meeting of two Yang is called Double Ninth Festival. Nine is the largest number among the numbers, so this day is also a bad day. The ritual activities on this day are climbing, enjoying chrysanthemums, drinking and eating crabs. Climbing is the essential meaning, and the latter three are additional activities.

2. Climbing, that is, climbing in the wild, is to avoid, leave the normal living environment and avoid the capture of ferocity. It is said that plague will come on this day. People should leave their homes and go as high as possible in order to be safe. There is a vivid description in the legend of Taoism. Taoist Fei Changfang warned his friend that his family should climb the mountain on September 9. The friend did so and came back at night to see that all the pigs and sheep at home had died. The story vividly tells the poison of September 9. Another ceremony on this day is to insert Cornus officinalis on your head. Cornus officinalis is a kind of Chinese herbal medicine. Like wormwood, it has the function of disinfection and camouflage. In Wang Wei's "pregnant with Shandong brothers on September 9," he said, "I know where my brother ascends, and there is one less dogwood everywhere." it records the activities of the whole family climbing. It emphasizes that the whole family should avoid. It is necessary to count whether a person has been left, and the person who has left will be caught by the God of plague. It can be seen that the day of Qiqi meeting is called a festival. Holding special ceremonies and activities is a positive measure for people to protect their lives. With the progress of the times, people gradually weaken the taboo content of avoiding evil and retain the formal significance. The festival has gradually become a simple celebration. Therefore, in this originally evil day, it seems inappropriate to say "happy holiday". It's better to say "good health" or "family peace".

3. In some places, it is taboo to send a daughter who has been married for less than three years back to her mother's house on the Double Ninth Festival in September. There is a folk saying that she went home for the Double Ninth Festival and died her mother-in-law.

4. There is also the saying that couples should not sleep in the same bed on the Double Ninth Festival in some areas, that is, couples should sleep in separate beds instead of in the same bed