Elders celebrate Chongyang Festival across China
Updated: 2014-10-02 14:16
A daughter helps her father eat as some young people spend a whole day with their parents to embrace the Chongyang Festival in Zibo, Shandong province, Sept 27, 2014. [Photo/IC]
This year, Oct 2 marks Double Ninth Festival, or Chongyang Festival which falls on the ninth day of the ninth lunar month. It is a traditional festival celebrated by Chinese since long ago, usually with activities such as climbing mountains, enjoying chrysanthemum flowers and eating Double Ninth cake. Since 2013, it has also become a legal festival for the elderly.