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Confucius Museum holds a sports meet to promote traditional culture

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: April 9, 2021


An employee at the Confucius Museum teaches a kid how to shoot an arrow. [Photo/WeChat account: jnnews.tv]

The Confucius Museum in Qufu, a county-level city in Jining, East China’s Shandong province, held a variety of activities including a sports meet during the three-day Qingming Festival holiday to promote Confucian culture.

Visitors to the museum learned about the origin of Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Day, which is a traditional festival when Chinese people commemorate the dead. They also learned how to shoot arrows, as archery used to be a part of the six disciplines that ancient Chinese students were required to master, which are also known as the Six Arts.

The museum organized an outdoor shuttle running race and placed descriptions of cultural relics in the museum at the start and finish lines so that participants could learn more about traditional Chinese culture.

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The Confucius Museum holds a shuttle running race and places information about cultural relics at the start and finish lines so that participants can learn about traditional Chinese culture. [Photo/WeChat account: jnnews.tv]