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Post time 2014-1-24 12:45:22 |Display all floors
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The seventh day is the birthday of human beings. According to Zhan Shu, Chinese God created the world in 8 days with chickens on the first day, dogs on the second day, pigs on the third day, sheep on the fourth day, cattle on the fifth day, horses on the sixth day, human beings on the seventh day, and cereals on the eighth day. In Hong Kong, people like eating "Ji Di Porridge" on this day, which means becoming the No.1, "Zhuang Yuan", in the imperial examination in the past. On this day, criminals are not supposed to be executed and parents are not supposed to punish children. People should be especially respectful and polite towards others for celebrating the birthday of human beings.

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Post time 2014-1-24 12:55:05 |Display all floors
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The eighth day is the birthday of cereals. It is called "Shun Xing Day" which means all the gods will visit man's world from the heaven. In ancient China, stars in the sky stands for gods in the heaven. Therefore, a fine and cloudless night on that day predicts a good harvest.

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Post time 2014-1-24 13:08:21 |Display all floors
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The ninth day is the birthday of the Jade Emperor (the Supreme Deity of Taoism). People hold grand sacrificing celebrations. People in Taiwan celebrate his birthday in Tian Gong Temple, built for worshiping the Jade Emperor with more than 200-year history, expecting for a great year with a healthy life and a good harvest.

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Post time 2014-1-24 13:18:15 |Display all floors
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The tenth day is the birthday of the stone. All the tools related to stone are not supposed to be used. In Shandong Province, people make a clay pot frozen on the surface of a smooth stone at night on the ninth day and lift the whole thing up with a pole. According to their old sayings, if the stone doesn't fall down, they will have a good harvest this year.

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Post time 2014-1-24 13:25:05 |Display all floors
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The eleventh day is the day that a father treat his son-in-law with the food left on the ninth day for celebration for the Jade Emperor's birthday. It is called "Zi Xu Day". Zi Xu means the son-in-law.

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Post time 2014-1-24 13:30:51 |Display all floors
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On the twelfth day, people start to prepare for the "Yuan Xiao" Festival. They begin to buy lanterns and build latern sheds for the "latern party".

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Post time 2014-1-24 16:06:56 |Display all floors
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