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Beijing folk custom: The custom of the double ninth festival

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In September, when the autumn sky is clear and the sky is cloudless and the sky is clear, it will be a great exercise for you.

In September, when the autumn sky is clear and the sky is cloudless and the sky is clear, it will be a great exercise for you.

Beijing folk custom: The custom of the double ninth festival

However, in the old days, it was the "ward off evil", which began in the eastern han dynasty, and the liang, wu jun, said in "the sequel of the harmonic" : at that time, the famous expense of the long house, a good god, can understand the fate of the world.

One day, he said to his ACTS RuNa huan jing, on September 9th, you too hard, but if you can give everybody do a red bag, mount dogwood is attached to the arm, then go to ascend, and drink chrysanthemum wine, in the hills can be survived.

When the family returned from the mountain, the chickens, dogs, cows and sheep were killed in the evening.

Later, fei changfang told, this is the livestock for the disaster.

This magical story has been spread, which has formed the custom of the double ninth festival.

In the old days, people in Beijing drank very much.

Nancheng can go to tianning temple, taorang pavilion, the dragon, the north city can go to the thistle tobacco tree, a little farther to xishan eight.

A poem of drinking, barbecuing, high and autumn.

As the weather is getting colder and the trees and flowers are dying, people call it "resignation".

It is also necessary to eat flower cakes, because "gao" and "cake" harmonics. Therefore, it is called "double ninth flower cake", which means "higher and higher".

Flower cake mainly has "rough flower cake", "fine flower cake" and "golden coin cake."

Stick some fragrant vegetable leaves to think signs, middle clip with fruit, jujube, walnut, and so on.

The cake has three layers and two layers, each with a fine dried fruit, such as apple, peach, apricot, and jujube.

The golden flower cake and the fine flower cake are basically the same, but smaller, as the "money" one, more is the upper house aristocratic food.

It is said that in the early years, it was not used to pick up dates, chestnut fruits, or steamed cakes of rice and yellow rice noodles, like "gold" and "silver" flower cakes.

The flower cake is the food that treats the daughter to return, also is the gift that the festival presents each other.

Nowadays, people in Beijing are more accustomed to the higher habits, such as jingshan, the eight great places, and the xiangshan mountains, which are good places to visit, and the eight places of the great ninth festival, which attracts a lot of visitors.

And the Beijing people are not only limited to the double ninth festival, every morning, in the rugged mountain road, often can see the high crowd.

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