Temple of Emperor Shun
The Hunan Provincial People's Government plans to hold a public memorial ceremony in memory of Emperor Shun (a leader of ancient China more than 4,000 years ago) at Jiuyi Mountain in Ningyuan County of Hunan's Yongzhou City on September 28. Xu Shousheng, governor of Hunan Province is expected to officiate at the ceremony.
This event highlights the theme of "Emperor Shun Blessing Hunan" through a series of memorial and cultural and business activities.
These activities include the memorial ceremony to Emperor Shun, unveiling ceremony for memorial monument, cornerstone laying ceremony for steles project phase I at Emperor Shun's Mausoleum and tour around Emperor Shun Temple Ruins, Emperor Shun Cultural Seminar, Exhibition of Photography, Painting and Calligraphy on Natural and Folk Scenery of Jiuyi Mountain and Yongzhou Tourism Promotion Fair. It is estimated that more than 5,000 people from all walks of life will participate in the memorial ceremony.
The ceremony will strictly follow the rituals set on the national intangible cultural heritage list to pay tribute to the great sage. Participants will witness 10 common rituals in ceremonies of worshipping ancient emperors such as praying music and dance show and 34 taps the drum.
Hunan is a province of the People's Republic, is located south of the Yangtze River. Most areas in the south of Dongting Lake, hence the name Hunan. Xiangjiang River runs through the territory of North and South, also known as Xiang. According to legend, the Xiangjiang River in the past few plant hibiscus, Tan Tang Dynasty poet used the "Autumn Hibiscus country thousands of miles" of the sentence, Hunan, it has "Hibiscus country, "said. Hunan, Jiangxi east, west, Chongqing, Guizhou, southern border of Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei Province north. Jurisdiction of 13 prefecture-level cities and 1 autonomous prefecture, a total of 136 counties (county-level cities or municipal districts) or more administrative units, the provincial capital of Changsha City based.