JINAN Vic Beasley Jr Falcons Jersey , Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- A grand ceremony was held in Qufu City, hometown of Confucius, in east China's Shandong Province on Wednesday to celebrate the 2,567th anniversary of the birth of ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius.
More than 2,000 people recited classic quotes from "The Analects," a collection of Confucius' famous sayings Ito Smith Black Jersey , in front of the Confucius Temple.
The participants, including government officials, UNESCO officials, scholars, students and descendants of Confucius, from over 20 countries and regions Deadrin Senat Black Jersey , marched toward the Confucius Temple wearing yellow ribbons.
The ceremony started around 9:30 a.m. Dancers wearing Han Dynasty (202 B.C.-220 A.D.) costume staged a ritual dance. Representatives presented flower baskets in front of a statue of Confucius, and all participants bowed three times toward the statue.
The Qufu government organized experts to conduct research on the current name, time, venue, procedure, code of etiquette Tevin Coleman Black Jersey , sacrificial offerings and ritual dance of the ceremony, to ensure it was suitable occasion.
Ceremonies were held also in a number of Chinese cities throughout China on Wednesday.
In Changchun, about 20 descendants of Confucius participated in a ritual ceremony held at the city's Confucius Temple.
After the ceremony, Jin Haifeng, a professor with the college of Liberal Arts of Changchun University, gave a lecture on ancient Chinese civilization.
On Wednesday Austin Hooper Black Jersey , a Confucianism museum opened to the public in Quzhou City in east China's Zhejiang Province. The museum displays ancient books and materials on Confucianism, and in the future will invite Confucianism experts from home and abroad.
The museum will serve as an education base for traditional Chinese culture and etiquette training.
Some foreigners also attended the ceremony in Quzhou. David Peter Maclellan, an advisor of the Confucius Institute at Saint Mary's University in Canada, said Confucianism is helpful for solving the basic problems of a country and a society.
Kong Xiangkai, a descendant of Confucius, told overseas students attending the ceremony that he hoped people around the world could strive to realize the peace and social harmony in Confucius' teachings.
Confucius (551-479 B.C.) Deion Jones Black Jersey , an educator and philosopher, founded Confucianism, a school of thought that deeply influenced later generations. He was also the first Chinese person to set up private schools that enrolled students from all walks of life. He is believed to have been born on September 28.
MELBOURNE, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Two football players at Australia's biggest sporting club have been banned from all sports for two years after testing positive to the prohibited drug clenbuterol.
Josh Thomas and Lachie Keefe, from the Collingwood Magpies in Australia's native football league, the AFL Keanu Neal Black Jersey , announced on Monday that they would accept the bans imposed by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA).
Collingwood, the biggest and most powerful football club in Australia, has also announced it would be cutting the players from its squad.
The bans have been backdated to March this year - when the pair were first provisionally suspended - meaning both Keefe and Thomas are ineligible to play any form of competitive sport until March 2017.
Clenbuterol is a substance which aides breathing and oxygen intake and, while not illegal according to the Australian Football League (AFL), is banned by the World Anti-Doping Authority (WADA).
The players believe they unknowingly and accidentally consumed clenbuterol when taking another illicit substance while at a festival in February. Clenbuterol is used as a cutting agent with illicit drugs.
Collingwood chief executive officer Gary Pert said on Monday both the club and the players had agreed to the sanctions.
"We accept this was a case of two young men who made poor decisions to consume illicit drugs, a decision they will regret forever Sean Harlow Black Jersey ," Pert told the press conference.
"They have let down their families and their team-mates, and they have damaged their reputation."
However Pert admitted the pair could be redrafted once the bans are lifted, saying there could be "light at the end of the tunnel" for both Thomas and Keefe.
The news is the latest controversy surrounding the AFL and doping allegations; Fremantle Dockers player Ryan Crowley was suspended in June for 12 months for taking a non-prescribed painkiller in 2014, while Essendon Football Club is still facing an appeal lodged by WADA regarding the controversial drug supplements program the club ran during 2012 and 2013.
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