72 children attend First Writing Ceremony in South China

Source: Globaltimes.cn-VCG Published: 2017-8-31 17:54:58

Highlights: 72 children attended the First Writing Ceremony (Enlightenment Ceremony) held in Foshan, South China’s Guangdong Province. Dressed in traditional robes and hats, they worshiped Cangju, the creator of Chinese characters, painted red dots on their foreheads, beat drums and wrote the Chinese character ren (human). As one of the four most important ceremonies in one’s life, the First Writing Ceremony symbolizes the illumination of the mind and the beginning of schooling. Photos: VCG

  • Children attending the First Writing Ceremony in traditional robes and hats at the Cangju Temple in Foshan, South China’s Guangdong Province on August 30, 2017. Photo: VCG

  • Red dots are painted on the children’s forehead to illuminate their minds. Photo: VCG

  • 72 new pupils attend the First Writing Ceremony at Huanglian Cangju Temple of Shunde in Foshan, South China’s Guangdong Province on August 30, 2017. Photo: VCG






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