Golden wedding celebration held in Chaoyang

2018-10-11 15:37 千龙网

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A couple wears red scarves for each other during a golden wedding celebration in Chaoyang District of Beijing on October 10, 2018. [Photo by Zha Tiantian/Qianlong]

“My wife, I love you. Next life, I still want to be your husband,” 86-year-old Gong Rongjin emotionally said to his wife Zheng Cunyu when telling their half-century love story.

With the approach of the Double Ninth Festival on October 17 this year, a golden wedding celebration was held in Chaoyang District of Beijing on October 10. As many as 50 golden couples from Chaoyang subdistricts attended the celebration to share their love stories.

During the moving celebration, the 50 silver-haired couples gently put red scarves on their spouse’s shoulder while they stared at each other with deep love in eyes, fulfilling their promise of holding hands and growing old together.

“Look, this is my commemorative certificate of golden wedding I just received. My husband and I are particularly excited. In those days, our love was implicit so that I felt embarrassed to participate in this event, but now I feel as sweet as eating honey,” auntie Niu, who participated in the celebration, said happily.

After the celebration, the 50 couples visited the Grand Canal Park and took part in a variety of garden activities such as walking and treasure hunt. “The golden wedding celebration and garden activities not only show the spirit of healthy, long-lived and happily-married elders in the district, but also help create a harmonious and beautiful family and social atmosphere of respecting seniors and further enhance the society’s concern and care of the elderly,” said an official from the civil affairs bureau of Chaoyang District.

Apart from the celebration, Chaoyang District will also conduct activities on the theme of the Double Ninth Festival in October, such as community lectures, condolence performances and dating parties, for the elderly of different ages and needs so as to further create an elder respecting and caring social atmosphere.

Couples are awarded commemorative certificates during a golden wedding celebration in Chaoyang District of Beijing on October 10, 2018. [Photo by Zha Tiantian/Qianlong]

Couples are awarded commemorative certificates during a golden wedding celebration in Chaoyang District of Beijing on October 10, 2018. [Photo by Zha Tiantian/Qianlong]

A couple sings a song during a golden wedding celebration in Chaoyang District of Beijing on October 10, 2018. [Photo by Zha Tiantian/Qianlong]

责任编辑:Ai Ting(QN0043)

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