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Celebrations for Chongyang Festival Held across Xicheng District to Pay Respect to Seniors


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Various events were held during the Chongyang Festival in Xicheng District to promote traditional virtues of "respecting the elderly and loving the elderly" and the spirit of "dedication and love".

Xicheng District No.2 Library and Wanshou Park jointly hold the 6th Chongyang Festival culture week from October 7 to 12. At the opening ceremony on Oct. 7, famous artists, as well as community recitation groups and art groups gave performances. During the culture week, a series of events will be held, such as asparagus fern bonsai gardening experiencing activity, flower arrangement experiencing activity, pharmacy services for the elderly, lecture on filial piety, free medical consultation for the elderly, gate ball match, etc.

On the day of the Chongyang Festival, Xicheng District Children’s Library organized a parent-child story-telling activity, in which more than 20 families participated. An expert briefed the origin and folk custom of the Chongyang Festival. The children learned about the tradition of respecting and loving the elderly, as well as stories about the festival and folk custom.

In the past Chongyang Festival, the origin store of the Huguosi Snacks, a time-honored brand of Xicheng District, launched peach-shaped mantou, and the demand for it exceeded the supply. This year’s Chongyang Festival coincided with the National Day holiday, so the store continuously received orders from the beginning of October. Sales exceeded 7000 sets, far more than that of the previous years.

Tianqiao Sub-district’s Senior Association and Tianyue Senior Care Center held a public welfare painting and calligraphy gathering. Painting and calligraphy amateurs from communities of the sub-district took part in the event. They created over 150 works and presented them to the oldest old and seniors who are living alone.





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