(ECNS) -- A special feast was held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, on Wednesday to celebrate the traditional Chinese Chongyang Festival, with nine of its participants being centenarians. The oldest guest was 121-year-old Zhu Zhengshi.
Chongyang Festival, or the Double Ninth Festival, falls on the ninth day of the ninth Chinese lunar month. It arrived on Oct. 14 this year, and is a day to pay respect to seniors.
The secret of longevity is and became a hot topic at the feast. The eldest guest still has a good appetite and laughs heartily.
A balanced mental attitude and good appetite are her secrets to long life, said Guo Xiujuan, the great-granddaughter of Zhu.
Yu Zeqin, one of the centenarians, wore her red Tang suit to participate in the feast.
Not giving in to old age and loving fresh things are secrets of longevity for seniors, said Cai Yunen, Yu's granddaughter.