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Day of the Horse (马日 / mǎ rì)

February 17

Nüwa created the horse on the 6th day.

  • Lunar date
    January 6th (正月初六 / zhèng yuè chū liù)
  • Solar (Gregorian) date
    February 17th, 2021
  • Activities & traditions
    After the “break five” of the day before, people can truly begin working again. People will also send the spirit of poverty away (送穷鬼 / sòng qióng guǐ), supposedly a frail-looking man who liked to drink thin porridge and purposely turned his clothing into rags, by burning scraps and offering banana boat candles.
  • Superstitions & beliefs
    It is believed that the god of bathrooms (厕所神 / cè suǒ shén) will visit to check the sanitary conditions, so every household will use this day to clean.

Details

Date:
February 17
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Venue

Virtual Event

Organiser

Chinese Welfare Association
Phone:
028-90288277
Email:
office@cwa-ni.org
Website:
https://www.cwa-ni.org

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