Chung Yeung Festival in Hong Kong in 2019

Chung Yeung Festival in Hong Kong in 2019
  How long until Chung Yeung Festival?
This holiday next takes place in 15 days.
  Dates of Chung Yeung Festival in Hong Kong
2021 Hong Kong Fri, Oct 15 National Holiday
2020 Hong Kong Sun, Oct 25 National Holiday
2019 Hong Kong Mon, Oct 7 National Holiday
2018 Hong Kong Wed, Oct 17 National Holiday
2017 Hong Kong Sat, Oct 28 National Holiday
  Summary
The festival, otherwise known as Autumn Remembrance, has been celebrated on the ninth day of the ninth moon for millennia
  Chung Yeung Festival in other countries
Chung Yeung Festival internationally

Chung Yeung Festival in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong this day is a public holiday. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday will be a holiday.

The people of Hong Kong use this holiday as a day to journey to family graves to perform cleansing rites and pay their respects.

Many families also go hiking and picnic in the hills of Hong Kong.

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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