Bring back the 'City Memories' along the Central Axis of Beijing on the Double Ninth Festival and the National Day Holiday

October 7, 2019, 10:00~11:00 Colorful Workshop, Capital Museum 30 people

The 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China coincides with the Double Ninth Festival this year. Therefore, the Capital Museum specially plans a series of activities - "City Memories" along the Central Axis of Beijing - to let visitors better understand the significance of the Central Axis of Beijing and recall its past.

Guests can also learn more about Beijing, express their love for their motherland, celebrate the National Day and spend the Double Ninth Festival together.

Attachment to the Central Axis

During the National Day holidays, the Capital Museum will host the event "Fun Central Axis" for children and teenagers. There will be interactive talks, games, hands-on art and crafts, and a host of other activities to help visitors learn independently. Fun and engaging activities will be integrated into the learning process, departing from the traditional top-down model in education. Consequently, the event will offer participants' a deep understanding of the Central Axis of Beijing, help them develop their appreciation of history, provide a glimpse of the future through reviewing history, and arouse their love for the great motherland.

Targets and Time

Children aged 7~9, 10:00~11:00, October 3


Children aged 7~9, 14:00~15:00, October 3


Children aged 9~12, 10:00~11:00, October 4


Children aged 9~12, 14:00~15:00, October 4

Children aged 12~15, 10:00~11:00, October 6

Children aged 12~15, 14:00~15:00, October 6


30 people for each event

Recalling the Memories of the Central Axis on the Double Ninth Festival

The Double Ninth Festival, also called the "Shaiqiu Festival" and "Elder Festival", is one of the four traditional Chinese sacrificial festivals. The other three are the Chinese New Year's Eve, Tomb-Sweeping Day and Zhongyuan Festival. The Double Ninth Festival falls on the Ninth day of every September in the Chinese lunar calendar. "九 (Nine)", having the same pronunciation as"久 (permanence and longevity)" in Chinese, embodies the Chinese peoples' wish for the good health and longevity of the elderly.

On the Double Ninth Festival, the Capital Museum will invite middle-aged and elderly visitors to come together and recall the past relating to the Central Axis of Beijing through handicraft, questionnaire surveys and interactive discussions. They will also have an opportunity to experience training aids developed by the "Reading City" project team. An activity called "Wishes" will take place at the end of the event. In this activity, participants can express their feelings or wishes about the Central Axis of Beijing for teenagers, who are the core audience of the "Reading City" project, and arouse their love for motherland.

Targets and Time

Audience over 60

On the Double Ninth Festival of 2019, let's visit the Capital Museum to recall the"city memories"about the Central Axis of Beijing.


Registration Date: October 7, 2019, 10:00~11:00

  1. Elderly visitors should ensure that they are in good health before participating.

  2. Please bring your prescription glasses, if needed, as there will be some reading involved at the event.