Confucius Cultural Festival Enlightens Expats About Chinese Culture


The media group poses for a photo at the Confucius Temple on September 27. [Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

The 2021 China International Confucius Cultural Festival (Qufu) and the 7th Nishan Forum on World Civilizations were held in Qufu, a county town in Jining, east China’s Shandong Province, from September 27 to 28.

Foreign journalists representing more than 10 overseas media agencies from countries such as Italy, South Korea, Brazil, Pakistan and Portugal embarked on a “Charming Shandong” trip to the city to experience the Chinese traditional culture of Confucius.

This year’s cultural festival is themed to celebrate the 2,572nd anniversary of the birth of Confucius, a famous ancient Chinese philosopher and educator. The Temple of Confucius, located in Qufu, the birthplace of the sage, held a memorial ceremony on September 28.

The media group visited the Confucius Temple, Confucius Cemetery and Confucius Family Mansion on September 27. It is the first time that so many foreign journalists have visited Qufu.

Riaz Muhammad Mudassar, a Pakistan CPEC News reporter, said he had heard about Confucius in books, literature and movies, but this was the first time he had visited Confucius’ hometown for see its old residence, its temple and its mausoleum.


Darcy J. Skinner

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