International Confucius Cultural Festival in Qufu, China
The 2014 International Confucius Cultural Festival is being held in Qufu, Confucius’ birthplace in east China’s Shandong Province. This year the festival commemorates the 2,565th anniversary of the birth of the ancient Chinese philosopher.
Every year, the ceremony features music, singing, dancing and rite. This year’s event also included a special performance with 2,565 students and representatives from the province reading excerpts from Confucius’ classic works.