Double Third Festival in Hunan: Eat eggs boiled with shepherd's purse

Updated:2018-04-19 09:41:30

Shangsi Festival, also known as the Double Third Day, falls on April 18 this year.

The Double Third Festival (Chinese: 三月三; pinyin: sānyuèsān)

Shangsi Festival (simplified Chinese: 上巳节; pinyin:shàngsìjié)

In Hunan province, it's a custom to eat eggs boiled with shepherd's purse, sometimes added with other stuff, such as red dates, fresh ginger, maple's fruits, etc.

It is also a day for invoking cleansing rituals to prevent disease and get rid of bad luck. The day is also traditionally considered to be a possible birthday of the Yellow Emperor.