October 23, or the seventh of the ninth month of Chinese lunar calendar, is the 18th solar term and the last in autumn this year. Most regions in China enter chill late autumn around Shuangjiang (First Frost).

 

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Eating persimmon

 

It is believed that eating persimmon during Shuangjiang can keep the body warm and strength muscles and bones. Drying fresh persimmon into persimmon cake is a classic procedure to make the nutritious traditional Chinese snack.

 

Chrysanthemum Festival at Yuhuagong Scenic Resort, Tongchuan

 

 Ascending hills to enjoy autumn scenery

 

The ninth of the ninth month of Chinese lunar calendar (October 25, 2020) is a significant traditional Chinese festival – Double Ninth Festival. The number nine is the highest single-digit odd number (yang number). People ascend mountains and hills to admire chrysanthemums and beautiful autumn scenery, wearing dogwood to ward off evil spirits. Traditionally, it marks an important occasion to worship gods and ancestors. Today, the festival is enriched with new cultural aspects – to respect, love and assist the elderly.

 

Shaanxi province

 

After a taste of Shaanxi’s delicious persimmon cake, it is high time to virtually visit the amazing autumn sceneries of Shaanxi province!

 

Shaohua Mountain National Forest Park, Weinan / Photo Fan Hongjiang

 

Taibai Mountain National Forest Park, Baoji

 

Feiduxia Sceneic Area, Ankang

 

Dawn at Tongtian River National Forest Park, Baoji

 

Guanshan Grassland, Baoji / Photo Chen Yuqing

 

Nangongshan National Forest Park / Photo Lin Jiang

 

Liping Forest Park, Hanzhong / Photo Liu Jinxing

 

Red River Valley Forest Park, Baoji

 

Shaohua Mountain National Forest Park, Weinan / Photo Mi Jiangang

 

Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River, Yan’an

 

Luyang Lake, Weinan

 

Sources:

http://www.ihchina.cn/

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