Villagers bid farewell to old neighbors through family banquet

2016-11-14 17:10 千龙网

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A family banquet was held by over 40 villagers in Zhangjiafen village, Changxindian township, Fengtai district on November 13, 2016. With the progress of the renovation of shanty town, villagers bid farewell to their old neighbors in this way. [Photo by Wan Xiaojun/Qianlong]

People burst into fits of laughter in the courtyard of Wu Xiuyin, a villager of Zhangjiafen village, Changxindian township, Fengtai district on November 13, 2016. It turned out that over 40 villagers co-organized a family banquet there to bid farewell to their old neighbors as the renovation project of the shanty town advanced.

“Our lives are getting better and better, but it’s hard for our old neighbors to part from one another,” said 62-year-old Wu Xiuyin, the secretary of the Party branch of Zhangjiafen village and the initiator of this family banquet, who has a big family of four generations with over 20 members. Villagers had started preparing for this banquet since the beginning of November. “Every family bought their own ingredients, and then they put them together to cook homely dishes,” said Wu. According to him, the villagers all support the shanty town renovation project and 20 percent of them have moved away, and over 60 percent of them have found houses for the transition period.

Han Yue, the first secretary of the Party branch of Zhangjiafen village, introduced that the village has about 900 houses and an investigation has been carried out among 98.2 percent households. The renovation project of the shanty town in the village involves three urban arterial roads – Meishikou Lu, Changyun Lu, and Xinzhuang Nanlu, which will greatly ease the traffic congestion around Dujiakan.

Villagers cook soup for a family banquet held by over 40 villagers in Zhangjiafen village, Changxindian township, Fengtai district on November 13, 2016. With the progress of the renovation of shanty town, villagers bid farewell to their old neighbors in this way. [Photo by Wan Xiaojun/Qianlong]

Cold dishes are prepared for a family banquet held by over 40 villagers in Zhangjiafen village, Changxindian township, Fengtai district on November 13, 2016. With the progress of the renovation of shanty town, villagers bid farewell to their old neighbors in this way. [Photo by Wan Xiaojun/Qianlong]

Couplets in the courtyard of Wu express people’s deep love for their home village. A family banquet held by over 40 villagers in Zhangjiafen village, Changxindian township, Fengtai district on November 13, 2016. With the progress of the renovation of shanty town, villagers bid farewell to their old neighbors in this way. [Photo by Wan Xiaojun/Qianlong]

Wu Xiuyin and a villager help his 85-year-old mother to join the family banquet. A family banquet held by over 40 villagers in Zhangjiafen village, Changxindian township, Fengtai district on November 13, 2016. With the progress of the renovation of shanty town, villagers bid farewell to their old neighbors in this way. [Photo by Wan Xiaojun/Qianlong]

Villagers propose a toast at the family banquet. A family banquet held by over 40 villagers in Zhangjiafen village, Changxindian township, Fengtai district on November 13, 2016. With the progress of the renovation of shanty town, villagers bid farewell to their old neighbors in this way. [Photo by Wan Xiaojun/Qianlong]

Villagers take a group photo after the family banquet. A family banquet held by over 40 villagers in Zhangjiafen village, Changxindian township, Fengtai district on November 13, 2016. With the progress of the renovation of shanty town, villagers bid farewell to their old neighbors in this way. [Photo by Wan Xiaojun/Qianlong]

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