Chung Yeung Jit is also known as
"Chung Gau" (Chung means Double and Gau means nine). Being the ninth day of the ninth month, it is
the DOUBLE NINE, also means forever and is the day on which Chinese people go to the
hillsides to tend their ancestors graves, make sacrifices of special
paper money and paper winter clothing, after which a picnic is held.
It also commemorates the day during the Han Dynasty
(B.C. 221 - 206) when a Taoist soothsays, Fei Chang-fei advised a scholar, Huan Jing, to
escape to the hills with his family to avoid an impending disaster. Huan
Jing took the advice and went to the hillside with his family, taking
food and chrysanthemum wine. When returned home all his
livestock dead from a plague and realized the soothsayer had saved the
lives of himself and his family.