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| Explore Qufu International Confucius Culture Festival in China |
Shandong welcomes the tourists to experience The Qufu International Confucius Culture
Festival which is held every year between 26 September to 10 October in Qufu
City. Qufu is a city in China’s Shandong province. Confucius was a great Educator and Philosopher in ancient times and the Founder of Confucianism. The most outstanding achievement of
Confucius was in the field of education. He broke the tradition in which
culture and education were controlled entirely by the slave owners and the
aristocrats. It was he who first set up private schools and received students
from every walk of life without consideration of their social status.
The celebrations include a grand ceremony of
worshipping Confucius, performances at the Temple of Confucius and the Cemetery
of Confucius and occasionally a kung fu competition. These performances are
often accompanied with ancient music and dance, which are performed in an
ornate manner. Confucius Culture Festival serves not only as a pageant to
commemorate the world-famous philosopher, but a chance to introduce a splendid
Chinese culture to the whole world.
A visit to the hometown of Confucius, Qufu, is
included in almost all featured tour packages to Shandong Province.