Worship ceremony for Confucius
The worship ceremony for Confucius held in Quzhou can be put together with the one held in Shandong’s Qufu, hometown of Confucius.
The decedents of Confucius removed to Quzhou during the South Song Dynasty (1127-1279) and built family temples in 1136. Since then Worship Ceremony for Confucius were regularly held in Quzhou.
In 2004, Quzhou restarted the ceremony for the first time since the People's Republic of China (PRC) was founded. Since then the city holds Confucius Culture Festival biennially and public worship ceremony for Confucius every five years.