Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Rest Were Caught in Traffic

Of the millions of living descendants of Confucius, only 300 showed up for his memorial service.

The descendants, all of whom bear Confucius' family name "Kong", followed their masters of ceremony to kowtow and serve offerings and incense sticks to his tomb.

"Kowtou is the traditional way to commemorate and to pay our respects to our ancestors," said Kong Zhong, vice chairman of the World Federation of Confucius' Descendants. [Link]

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