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2014 Jianshui Confucius Cultural Festival kicked off

By : InKunming | Published: 2014-September-29

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[InKunming--Yunnan]  China Jianshui Confucius Cultural Festival 2014 officially kicked off in Jianshui County of Yunnan Province on September 28. Over 23,000 domestic and overseas tourists attended the opening ceremony on site, memorizing the 2,565thanniversaryof Confucius’ birth.

The opening ceremony began at 9:00 a.m. in Jianshui Confucian Temple. Before the ceremony, more than 2,500 guests, who stood in formation and formally dressed, had entered Jianshui Confucius Temple at 8:00 a.m. with a stalk of chrysanthemum in each one’s hand.

During the ceremony, 3 creative rituals were performed. Among them, the most remarkable one was poesy recitation with music. Performers read The Letter to Confucius along with classic and melodious music, highlighting the whole ceremony.

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