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Mother's Cultural Festival kicks off in Mencius' hometown

2019/5/5 16:17:58   source:sdchina.com

 The 2019 Mother's Cultural Festival kicked off in Zoucheng, hometown of Mencius on May 5, 2019. With the theme of "carrying forward the spirit of maternal education, cultivating affection for family and country", the event will further promote and spread good family traditions and virtues.

Mencius, besides his renown as a thinker, is well-known for his mother, the first of the four great virtuous mothers in ancient China and a model of motherhood in China.

The opening ceremony, starting with a recitation, consists of three chapters, "gratitude to mother" "harmony brings wealth" and "family-country affection". At the ceremony, the commemorative envelope of the festival was unveiled and Zoucheng was awarded the education and publicity base of family tradition and education.

Guan Changping, vice president and secretary-general of Chinese Mother's Day Promotion Association, and representatives from all walks of life jointly proposed the establishment of Chinese Mother's Day.

A series of activities will be launched during the festival including the commemorative ceremony for Mencius and his mother, a high-end forum, talks on talent and investment attraction, and a media interview activity featuring maternal education culture.

It is reported that Zoucheng has successfully held the mother's cultural festival for 13 consecutive years.

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