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Things to do at the Confucius Cultural Festival

( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2017-09-26

Things to do at the Confucius Cultural Festival

Themed "Jin Sheng Yu Zhen, Jia Ding Ru Feng", this year's Confucius Cultural Festival, held on Sept 23, consists of three sections, namely "Feng Ya Li Yue" (etiquette and music), "Chong De Shang Wen" (morality and culture) and "Ru Yun He Feng" (Confucianism and tradition). [Photo/ WeChat account:jiadingfabu]

Section One: Feng Ya Li Yue

The opening ceremony offers a wide range of activities, namely bell-and-stone music- Jin Dian Yue, poem reading- Eulogy on Eight Hundred Years' Jia Ding, Chinese style dance- Jian Gu Dance, ritual dance-Sleeve Manners, theatre-Life of Etiquette and Music and song- Eulogy on Atmosphere of Family.

Things to do at the Confucius Cultural Festival

Straightening your clothes and hats, making a courtesy call to Confucius, serving tea to the teachers, writing with cinnabar for enlightenment, striking drums to show ambition- all form the pen-opening ceremony, signifying the start of elementary education and coming of a new change in life. [Photo/ WeChat Account: jiadingfabu]

Things to do at the Confucius Cultural Festival

Chinese traditional ceremony celebrating the start of adulthood. [Photo/ WeChat account:jiadingfabu]

Things to do at the Confucius Cultural Festival

A traditional wedding ceremony, based on the rites of Zhou, brims with elegance, dignity and solemnity, reflecting China's ethics and philosophy. [Photo/ WeChat account:jiadingfabu]

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