Chung Yeung Festival in Macau in 2019

Chung Yeung Festival in Macau in 2019
  How long until Chung Yeung Festival?
This holiday next takes place in 111 days.
  Dates of Chung Yeung Festival in Macau
2020Macau Sun, Oct 25National Holiday
2019Macau Mon, Oct 7National Holiday
2018Macau Wed, Oct 17National Holiday
2017Oct 28, Oct 30
MacauMon, Oct 30Government Holiday
MacauSat, Oct 28National Holiday
2016Macau Sun, Oct 9National 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 Macau

It is also a public holiday in Macau and is more commonly known as Chong Yeung. If Chong Yeung falls on a weekend, it may be observed as a public holiday on the following Monday but only for the public sector.

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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