Title: Shangsi Festival

Category: Festival , Shangsi Festival

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Shangsi or Double Third Festival falls on the 3rd day of the 3rd month on the Chinese lunar calendar. Traditionally, it was a day for cleaning the house and going away on an outing. The festival marks the birthday of the Queen Mother of the West (Xi Wangmu), a leading Taoist Deity. Shangsi Festival is also known as the Banquet of Peaches of Immortality.