On October 7th, the dinner banquet of Dushugang Village in Sanshui, Foshan, was served as expected. Nearly 2,000 elders gathered together to share the feast and enjoyed the National Day noodles to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. Let's take a closer look.
On the lower reaches of the Beijiang River and the tortuous bank of Qu River stands an ancient village with a history of more than 700 years, which is called Dushugang Village. Dushugang is the largest village in Sanshui, Foshan, the hometown of longevity in China. The village has a population of more than 6,300, of which 230 over 80 years old.
Cai Jinghua, an old man who has known the history of the village, told us that the annual elder banquet in Dushugang Village has a history of more than 600 years. Different from previous years, this year’s has a new theme—“Enjoying National Day noodles to express wishes to motherland".
When hearing that the Filial Piety Culture Festival in the village would prepare longevity noodles to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of PRC, two thousand elderly people in the village were very excited. One hour before the banquet there was light rain, everyone arrived at the scene with an umbrella.
Sanshui is the first wealthy longevity town in China with strong atmosphere of Filial Piety Culture. Dushugang Village in Lubao Town is also known as Filial Piety Village because filial piety is the ancestral motto of the villagers for generations.
Since the founding of the People's Republic of China, especially since the Reform and Opening-up, the economy of Dushugang Village has developed rapidly and the living environment has continued to improve. The villagers there are aware that only when the country is prosperous can the people have happiness. May the tradition of respecting the old, the feelings of patriotism, be passed down from generation to generation, and never change.