The Double Ninth Festival falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month.
In villages, people seldom have meals at tables in their homes. There are a few fixed places for meals in each village.
Nanyang's business has been well developed since the Han Dynasty (206 BC–AD 220). Meanwhile, various business taboos have appeared with the prosperous commerce.
When having meals at home or at restaurants, one should not knock on bowls with chopsticks, nor grasp bowls firmly, as beggars usually do so.
From Sept 20 to Oct 10 every year, the Zhang Zhongjing Medicine Culture Festival is celebrated in Nanyang.
The China Nanyang (Zhenping) International Jade Carving Festival, a typical national cultural festival lasting six days, has been celebrated once a year since 1993.
Dumplings are indispensable during the winter solstice of the lunar calendar in each family, whether rich or poor.