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Double Ninth Day

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In the Chinese calendar, the ninth day of the ninth lunar month is a very special one. For the Chinese, the number nine relates to the positive idea of "yang." It also means "long time" and stands for longevity, or, a long life. Double Ninth day is also celebrated during Senior Citizen's week.

  1. 1. What does the number nine symbolize?
    1. a. Battle
    2. b. Long life
    3. c. Happiness
  2. 2. What does the number nine relate to?
    1. a. Ying
    2. b. Chi
    3. c. Yang
  3. 3. What day of which month is special?
    1. a. Fourth
    2. b. Ninth
    3. c. Eighth