Double Ninth Festival / Seniors Day

10 October 2016 by Stephanie Henwood

Seniors Day Celebrations

Today is the ninth day of the ninth month in the Chinese calendar (09 October 16) and the day we celebrate Double Ninth Festival... More modernly known as 'Seniors Day'.

We have spent the day enjoying roast pig, eating Chongyang cake for afters and burning incense sticks. But more importantly, we have enjoyed our time spent with our elders.

Today we make that extra special effort for Grandma's and Grandpa's with displays of affection for their significance in our lives.

Snowflake Books have teamed up with local care provider, The Homestead to support their good works and provide a family fun day of Storytelling, activities and refreshments at their premises in Carterton, Oxfordshire.

The Homestead is part of the charity, MHA,  whom provide care, accommodation and support services for more than 16,000 older people throughout Britain.

Having met Activity co-ordinator, Heather at a recent business network meeting, Steph our Business Development Manager tells us, “I am delighted that we can support local deserving families and organisations by bringing something new and fun to the residents of The Homestead, Supporting the family unit is a huge part of traditional Taiwanese and Chinese Culture, this is one of many shared values we can all relate to.”

The team at Snowflake Books have also recently sponsored the production of a 2017 calendar, created by Homestead to raise funds for equipment and activities required for the upcoming year.  The calendars show beautiful countryside scenic images from around Oxfordshire and are available for just five pounds. Just call 01993 775 400 or email for your copy!