Birth­day of Con­fu­cius

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - CAO BOYUAN / FOR CHINA DAILY

A memo­rial cer­e­mony at Bei­jing Con­fu­cian Tem­ple and Im­pe­rial Col­lege on Wednes­day marks the 2,567th an­niver­sary of the birth of Con­fu­cius. Born in 551 BC, Con­fu­cius was one of the most im­por­tant philoso­phers in China’s his­tory. Memo­rial cer­e­monies be­gan in the sec­ond year af­ter the sage’s death in 479 BC.

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