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Traditional “First Writing” Ceremony in Centurial Primary School

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The photo taken on September 11 shows a special “first writing” ceremony held at the Confucius Temple located in Qianzhou Ancient Town, Jishou. 
 
Qiancheng Primary School was founded in 1900. The new pupils dressed in Hanfu (Han-style costumes). They went through a series of Chinese traditional activities, including playing bamboo percussion instruments and Bianzhong (chime bells), beating drums and getting a red dot on forehead to open the wisdom eye, and tracing over characters to learn writing. (Photo/Yao Fang)
 
This article is from Hunan Provincial Government. www.enghunan.gov.cn.  
 
Translator: Pang Yuehui
 
Chinese source: hunan.voc.com.cn