Monday, September 28, 2009

2,560th Birthday of Confucius

Wish I was in Qufu, China, yesterday. Why? Read on..

Confucius’ 2,560th birthday held at his birthplace

QUFU (China): A grand ceremony was held in Qufu, east China's Shandong Province, on Monday to commemorate the 2,560th birthday of Confucius, the great ancient Chinese thinker and philosopher revered around the world, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

More than 10,000 people, including his descendants, scholars and representatives from foreign embassies in China and international organisations, attended the ceremony at the Confucius Temple in Qufu, his birthplace.

Confucius and his disciples advocated positive self-discipline, healthy living, maintaining harmony in family life, peace and order in the country, peace in the world.

His thoughts are still studied worldwide. - Bernama

Source: The Star


  1. Amazing! Confucius is really well respected for his thoughts and philosophies : )

  2. wow, amazing!! though i know he's an ancient philosoper, but i've never realised his age!!

  3. Happy Birthday Confucius! :p

  4. Foong, I believe the moral studies in Chinese-medium schools are more or less based on Confucius teachings.

    SK, now that you mentioned it, me neither.

    Tekkaus, :)