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Zoucheng Mother’s Cultural Festival kicks off

2018/5/15 15:24:06   source:sdchina.com

With the theme of “heritage of family virtues and furtherance of epochal ethos”, 2018 Zoucheng Mother’s Cultural Festival was inaugurated in Zoucheng, east China’s Shandong Province on May 15, 2018.

Wu Jiwen, deputy mayor of Jining Municipal People’s Government, and Liu Jingwu, secretary of the Government of Zoucheng City, addressed the opening ceremony.

Du Qingjie, deputy Party secretary and mayor of Zoucheng City presided over the opening ceremony.

Li Meng, deputy chairman of 10th CPPCC and former executive deputy chairman of the Central Committee of Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party declared the commencement of the ceremony.

Awards were revealed and presented at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Zoucheng Mother’s Cultural Festival. Mencius Foundation was officially launched here while the proposal for setting up Chinese Mother’s Day was advocated.

How Mencius’s Mother Educated Her Son was performed by Zoucheng Intangible Cultural Heritage Center to display the Chinese tradition of maternal education. Tutors from Zoucheng Political Virtue Education Office recited the Great Mencius Leaves Good Fortune to His Descendants to eulogize the awe-inspiring righteousness of Mencius. The song Mother sang by Yan Weiwen moved the audience to tears. The opening ceremony wrapped up in the song of Our New Era.

Zoucheng Mother’s Cultural Festival has been held for twelve consecutive years with increasingly expanded scale, upgraded level and enhanced influence. Zoucheng will continue to carry forward traditional Confucian culture and Chinese maternal culture, and take the Mother’s Festival as a good opportunity to boost Zoucheng’s cultural tourism and as an important widow and platform for promoting Zoucheng’s strategy of revitalizing the city through culture worldwide.

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