年初八8th Day


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  • The eighth day is believed to be the birthday of ‘grain’, which is an important crop in modern and ancient China. If this day is bright and clear the year’s harvest will be a success; however, if this day is cloudy or even rainy, the year’s harvest will be poor.


  • The main purpose of this festival is to show respect to farmers and cherish the food we have; children will be taught not to waste food and show appreciation.


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  • Due to different customs throughout China it’s common for people to set captive animals free on this day, with a blessing for all living beings to flourish in the New Year.

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