Activities to welcome Double Ninth Festival
Children wash their grandmothers' feet at a kindergarten in Shijiazhuang, North China's Hebei province, Oct 25, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]
The ninth day of the ninth lunar month marks the traditional Chongyang Festival, or Double Ninth Festival, which falls on Saturday this year.
As respecting older people is a traditional virtue of Chinese and showing them respect on the Double Ninth Festival is a tradition, the Chinese government declared the Double Ninth Festival as Seniors' Day in 1989.
This year, various activities are organized to welcome the approaching Double Ninth Festival around China.
A group of senior citizens travel together in Zhangjiajie, Central China's Hunan province Oct 24, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]