The legendary ancestor of the Chinese nation Fuxi was honored by people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait on June 22, Xinhua News Agency reported.
At 9:50 a.m. Beijing time, a drumming ritual began at the Fuxi Temple in Tianshui, northwest China’s Gansu Province, which is believed to be the birthplace of an ancestor. Fuxi is considered the inventor of writing, fishing and hunting. More than 300 worshipers honored Fuxi’s exploits with a dance at the end of the ceremony, after which they laid flowers at his statue.
At the same time, a similar annual event was held in New Taipei, for the tenth year running simultaneously on both sides of the Taiwan Strait. According to historical records, the celebration of Fuxi Day in the Weihe River basin dates back over 2,000 years. In 2006, the ceremony was inscribed on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
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