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Confusius's birthday marked in Xiamen

2009-09-26 11:30:26 GMT2009-09-26 19:30:26 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

People perform dancing during the ceremony to commemorate Confucius at the Confucian temple in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 26, 2009. It is the first time for Xiamen to hold the ceremony to mark Confucius's 2560th birthday. Confucius (551 B.C. -- 479 B.C.), native of Qufu, was a great thinker, philosopher, and educator in ancient China. (Xinhua/Shen Rufa)

People addresses during the ceremony to commemorate Confucius at the Confucian temple in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 26, 2009. (Xinhua/Shen Rufa)

Forty-five middle school students take part in the ceremony to commemorate Confucius, at the Confucian temple in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 26, 2009. (Xinhua/Shen Rufa)

Taiwan Jinmen County magistrate Li Zhufeng donates present during the ceremony to commemorate Confucius at the Confucius temple in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 26, 2009. (Xinhua/Shen Rufa)

People perform dancing during the ceremony to commemorate Confucius at the Confucian temple in Xiamen, southeast China's Fujian Province, Sept. 26, 2009.

It is the first time for Xiamen to hold the ceremony to mark Confucius's 2560th birthday. Confucius (551 B.C. -- 479 B.C.), native of Qufu, was a great thinker, philosopher, and educator in ancient China.

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