Qufu International Confucius Culture Festival (曲阜国际孔子文化节)
|Country and Region||China — Shandong|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Music|
|Location of Festival||Qufu, Shandong, China|
|Festival Contact Information|
Li Deliang Xiaomeng
During the festival, a memorial ceremony for Confucius is held along with a ceremony with re-creations from ancient music and dances for commemorating Confucius. A Confucius exhibition, a local calligraphy show and trade talks are held. The tombs of Confucius and his descendants, the Confucian family mansion, the Confucius Temple, and Confucius' birth place are open for tourists. Visitors may also participate in research of Confucius' educational theories, attend local wedding ceremonies and taste the famous Shandong dishes. The 27th day of the eighth lunar month is the birth day of Confucius, a great Chinese philosopher and educator.
|Festival Dates||October 27 - November 15, 2010|