Commemorate the birth of Confucius, renowned as one of the great philosophers in Chinese history. Each year festivals are held throughout China to celebrate his birthday, the most famous one being held in his birthplace, Qufu, Shandong Province.Born in 551BC, Confucius is renowned as one of the great thinkers and philosophers in history. His teachings are highly revered throughout Asia, especially in his native China, and have had a great influence on Chinese life for thousands of years. To celebrate his birth, during the festival there are many cultural events including dance, musical performances and theatre pieces celebrating his life and teachings. Sacrificial rites are staged daily in front of the Confucius temple and there are exhibitions of calligraphy, traditional crafts and authentic Shandong cuisine on offer.
|26th Sep 2014||10th Oct 2014|