The legend of the Double Ninth Festival eat Double Ninth cake can be good except disease, carrying dogwood climbing, can avoid evil.
"Qi" is the "home: Chongyang cake, wine with high vision far too, feast of tours, to Chang Qiuzhi. The wine will collect dogwood chamomile to pan, both drunk and far."
In the Tang Dynasty, Wang "September Kau Yi, Shandong brothers": "only in a foreign land, Sze Sze times; remote brothers climb department, times, Zhuyu ed a few people."
The Tao Yuanming poem: "the chrysanthemum as my heart, in September nine, the guests know what I mean, Chongyang together."
The ninth day of the ninth lunar month is the Chong Yang Festival, a traditional festival in China. The celebrating activities are various and romantic ,including climbing mountains , appreciating chrysanthemums , wearing dogwoods , eating the Chong Yang cake and so on . “Nine” has the same pronunciation as the Chinese character “jiu” which stands for ”a long time” , and is the biggest single figure . Therefore it indicts longevity. There have been a lot of poems and works celebrating Chong Yang Festival and praising chrysanthemums since ancient times. People also believe that climbing mountains can expel bad luck, and indicates “climbing to a higher position” and “longevity”. China designates the ninth day of the ninth month as Senior ‘s Day , which combine tradition with modern times subtly to turn it into a festival for respecting , caring about , loving , and helping the elderly people.
We have planned several activities. When we get there，we will visit the elderly in their rooms in groups，presenitng them with flowers and self-made cards to show our respect and love. Then we will do some cleaning and washing for them with the help of the nurses.
As some old people feel lonely. We may chat with them about their old days， changes of our city， or anything they are interested in. We may also give them some performanees： singing，daneing，and so on.
I am sure we will both gain a better understanding of the elderly in China. If you have any suggestions，please let us know.