Chung Yeung Festival around the world in 2021

Chung Yeung Festival around the world in 2021
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  Dates of Chung Yeung Festival around the world
2022 Various Oct 3
ChinaMon, Oct 3Not A Public Holiday
Hong KongMon, Oct 3National Holiday
MacauMon, Oct 3National Holiday
TaiwanMon, Oct 3Not A Public Holiday
2021 Various Oct 14, Oct 15
ChinaFri, Oct 15Not A Public Holiday
Hong KongThu, Oct 14National Holiday
MacauThu, Oct 14National Holiday
TaiwanFri, Oct 15Not A Public Holiday
2020 Various Oct 25, Oct 26
ChinaSun, Oct 25Not A Public Holiday
Hong KongMon, Oct 26National Holiday
Macau Oct 25, Oct 26
MacauMon, Oct 26Government Holiday (additional day)
MacauSun, Oct 25National Holiday
TaiwanSun, Oct 25Not A Public Holiday
2019 Various Oct 7
ChinaMon, Oct 7Not A Public Holiday
Hong KongMon, Oct 7National Holiday
MacauMon, Oct 7National Holiday
TaiwanMon, Oct 7Not A Public Holiday
2018 Various Oct 17
ChinaWed, Oct 17Not A Public Holiday
Hong KongWed, Oct 17National Holiday
MacauWed, Oct 17National Holiday
TaiwanWed, Oct 17Not A Public Holiday
  Summary
The festival, otherwise known as Autumn Remembrance, has been celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth moon for millennia
  Which countries observe Chung Yeung Festival in 2021?
  ChinaOct 15Not A Public Holiday
  Hong KongOct 14National Holiday
  MacauOct 14National Holiday
  TaiwanOct 15Not A Public Holiday

When is Chung Yeung?

On this day, your colleagues in China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan celebrate the Chung Yeung Festival.

The festival of Chung Yeung, otherwise known as as the Double-Ninth,the Festival of High Places or Autumn Remembrance, has been celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month for millennia.

Traditions of Chung Yeung

The festival of Chung Yeung commemorates a legend from the Han Dynasty (BC 202- AD 220) that states that a soothsayer advised the Woon King to take his family to high place for the entirety of ninth day of the ninth moon.

When the King and his family returned home, they found all the townspeople who hadn't gone to a high place had died.

It is now considered good luck to travel to a high place on the ninth day of the ninth moon, the Chung Yeung Festival.

A traditional custom on this day is to fly kites, as it is said that kites can carry bad luck up into the sky.

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