jb Tell You About The Double-Ninth Festival

The Double-Ninth Festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month and has a history of more than 1,700 years.

Among Chinese numbers, one, three, five, seven and nine are positive numbers and two, four, six and eight are negative ones. Thus, the ninth day of the ninth lunar month is called Double-Positive or Double-Nine. The Double-Ninth Festival sees various activities such as climbing a mountain, admiring chrysanthemums, wearing cornel (Cornus officinalis) and eating Double-Ninth cake, etc.

     As an alien visitor in a strange land all by myself,

     I think all the more of my loved ones on every festive occasion.

     I know in the far away that when my brothers climb the mountain,

     All wear cornel but one person is absent.

     -- Tang Dynasty Wang Wei

     Missing Brothers in Shandong on the Double-Ninth Day

Ancient people thought climbing a mountain on this day could help them avoid misfortune and prevent disasters, and this gradually evolved into a relaxation and exercise.

It is also the traditional custom to wear cornel and admire chrysanthemums. Cornel is a kind of plant with edible fruit, while its stem and leaves have medicinal value. Chrysanthemum blooms in September, and enjoys the reputation of a "flower of Longevity". To prevent plague and drive off foul smells, people wear cornel and chrysanthemum on the Double-Ninth Festival, and drink tea and wine made from the flowers.

Made of flour, the Double-Ninth cake can be sweet if jujube, ginkgo, pine nuts and apricot kernel are added, or salty if meat is added. Some exquisite cakes are made into nine layers with a pattern of two sheep above, which is homophonic of "Double Ninth".

There is no longer any custom of wearing cornel on the Double-Ninth Festival, but many people will climb a mountain, admire chrysanthemums and appreciate the beautiful scenery of autumn.
In recent years, new contents have been added into this ancient festival, which has become a time to show respect for the elderly. People hold various activities in honor of senior citizens, wishing them good health and a long life.

jb Capacitors Company Wish you Happy Dragon Boat Festival

Dragon Boat Festival, is a traditional and important festival in China. The date is on 18 of June 2018. We will have 3 days of holiday from 16 to 18 of June. But, the date in Chinese lunar calendar is 5 of May. 

The reason why Chinese celebrate Dragon boat festival is about patriotic poet- Qu Yuan during the declination of China in the end of the Zhou Dynasty. So, this festival is to remember his greatest.

Chinese will eat the traditional food as a celebration, called Zongzi. It is made of glutinous rice stuffed with pork, peanuts and wrapped in large flat leaves. After that, they are cooked by steaming. They are also known as rice dumplings in the western world.

Let’s talk about the important event of the holiday, different area or city will have their dragon boat racing. It is a human-powered watercraft. And, the winning team will have good luck and a joy life in the following year. Therefore, there are many people practice for it and try the best to win.

jb Capacitors wish you have a nice Dragon Boat Festival. Contact us: info@jbcapacitors.com  if you need any support on Capacitors.

jb Wish You Enjoy Happy Lantern Festival

The 15th day of the 1st lunar month is the Chinese Lantern Festival. We welcome all the overseas customers to enjoy this traditional chinese holiday .

According to the Chinese tradition, at the very beginning of a new year, when there is a bright full moon hanging in the sky, there should be thousands of colorful lanterns hung out. 

During the Lantern Festival, people will try to solve the puzzles on the lanterns and eat yuanxiao (glutinous rice ball). 

Best wishes to all of our jb Capacitors Company partners.