China’s Hezhou prepares “longevity feast” to celebrate Double Ninth Festival

To celebrate the Double Ninth Festival, also known as “senior citizen day” in Chinese society, a special feast was prepared in Hezhou, a city in southern China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, which for centuries has been famed for its residents’ unusual longevity.

Earlier this year, the Tourism Development Commission of Hezhou, as well as a vocational school and a cooking association, organized a team to study delicacies with features of “longevity.”

Finally, a special feast was designed. The meal was made up of 20 dishes including traditional Chinese tea, soup, and other delicious food.