Elders celebrate Chongyang Festival across China
Updated: 2014-10-02 14:16
A bull fighting event is held to celebrate the National Day, as well as the Chongyang Festival, in Dudong village, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, Oct 1. [Photo/Xinhua]
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.