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Yellow Emperor Worshipping Ceremony for the year 2016 kicked off in the morning of April 4th. The picture above includes Wang Jiarui, Zhan Chunbo, Yu Muming, Lou Qinjian, Hu Heping and Han Yong who were at the ceremony.
Acting Governor Hu Heping reciting the elegiac address
In the morning of April 4th,Yellow Emperor Worshipping Ceremony for the year 2016 was held in Qiaoshan Mountain of Huangling County, Shaanxi Province. People of Chinese descent came from all over China and the whole world to gather at the Worshipping Square to pay tribute to the Yellow Emperor, ancestor of the Chinese nation.
Participants of the worshipping ceremony included Deputy Chairman of China CPPCC Wang Jiarui, former Deputy Chairman of China KMT Zhan Chunbo, Chairman of the New Party of Taiwan Yu Muming, Secretary of CPC Shaanxi Provincial Committee Lou Qinjian, Chairman of CPPCC Shaanxi Provincial Committee Han Yong, Deputy Director General of Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council Long Mingbiao, Deputy Director General of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council Tan Tianxing, representatives from central and state organizations, people’s associations and democratic parties as well as leaders and representatives from other provinces and cities, moral and worker models of China, excellent workers, model women, model of the time, excellent youth, outstanding workers in science and technology and representatives of Shaanxi models, and representatives from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, and overseas Chinese. Acting governor of Shaanxi Mr. Hu Heping recited the elegiac address at the ceremony which was presided over by executive vice governor Yao Yinliang.
Always verdant, the blessed land of Qiaoshan Mountain carries the bloodline of the nation. Forever green, the old cypress tree stands strong, nourishing the soul of all Chinese people. 2016 Yellow Emperor Worshipping Ceremony was kicked off in the morning of April 4th on Qiaoshan Mountain of Huangling County, which was co-organized by Shaanxi Provincial Government, Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council. Tens of thousands of Chinese people gathered with devotion at the Worship Square of the Yellow Emperor’s Mausoleum for the worshipping ceremony to pay respect to the Chinese ancestor for his blessings and dedication to all Chinese.
All Chinese people across the globe come as one to trace our ancestry. At around 9 am, against the beautiful and solemn music and amid drizzles, attendees walked into the Xuanyuan Temple after crossing the Xuanyuan Bridge, walking on the Dragon-tail Path and ascending five flights of nine staircases.
In the courtyard with old cypresses, the thousand-year old cypress trees were full of green, giving out fragrance. Elegiac addresses, poems and inscriptions dedicated to the progenitor by generations of Chinese people could still be seen, provoking awe and memory. 56 dragon flags were flying in the wind which signifies the great unity of the Chinese nation in a solemn atmosphere.
At 9:50, Mr Yao Yinliang, member of the Standing Committee of CPC Shaanxi Provincial Committee and executive vice governor of Shaanxi declared the start of the Yellow Emperor Worshipping Ceremony for 2016. All present were standing in solemnity. 34 drumming were made, symbolizing the reverence and gratitude toward the ancestor of the Chinese people from 34 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as well as overseas compatriots of China. Nine bell rings were rung to show the highest respect towards the Chinese nation’s ancestor. As the drum and bell rings were resounding around Qiaoshan Mountain and Jushui River, the ceremony was kicked off.
Vice Chairman of CPPCC China Wang Jiarui, former vice chairman of KMT China Zhan Chunbo and his wife Wu Xiu＇e offered flower baskets.
Secretary of CPC Shaanxi Provincial Committee Lou Qinjian also offered flowers on behalf of CPC Shaanxi Provincial Committee, standing committee of the Provincial People’s Congress, provincial government and provincial CPPCC. Deputy Director General of Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council Long Mingbiao and Deputy Director General of Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council Tan Tianxing also placed flowers on behalf of their own organizations. Flowers were also offered by the following people: Deputy Director General of Party History Research Office of CPC Central Committee Gao Yongzhong, member of the standing committee of National People’s Congress and Vice Chairman of All China Federation of Trade Union and Vice Chairman of China National Democratic Construction Association Zhang Shaoqin, Vice president and academician of China Academy of Engineering Xu Delong, member of the standing committee of China CPPCC and Vice Chairman of Overseas Chinese Federation Li Zhuobin, member of the standing committee of China CPPCC and vice president of All-China Federation Of Taiwan Compatriots Chen Jie, member of the standing committee of China CPPCC and Vice Chairman of Revolutionary Committee of the Chinese KMT Zheng Jianbang on behalf of the central government organs, people’s organizations and democratic parties. Vice Chairman of Shanxi Provincial CPPCC Committee Li Yue’e, Vice Chairman of CPPCC Committee of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Zheng Futian, Vice Chairman of Fujian Provincial CPPCC Committee Chen Xiangxian, Vice Chairman of Hubei Provincial CPPCC Committee Liu Shanqiao, Vice Chairman of Gansu Provincial CPPCC Committee Zhang Jinliang, Deputy Secretary of the Leading CPC Group and Executive Vice Chairman of Qinghai Provincial CPPCC Committee Wang Xiaoqing on behalf of brother provinces. Deputy to National People’s Congress and Board Chairman of Shaanxi Hengyuan Coal Power Group Sun Junliang, National Moral Model and Chief Editor of Culture and Art Paper Chen Ruoxing, National Model Worker and electrical engineer of Electrical Engineering Company of China Railway 1st Bureau Dou Tiecheng, National Women’s Banner and head of Xueying Team of XAC Airplane Plant Xue Ying, Vice Chairman of 12th China Youth Federation, vice president of All-China Federation of Taiwan Compatriots, and president of Guangdong Federation of Taiwan Compatriots Yan Ke and outstanding worker in science and technology and deputy dean of the Department of Automation and Electrical Engineering of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Duan Haibin as outstanding representatives of Chinese people. Member of the standing committee of China CPPCC and Board Chairman and CEO of Phoenix TV Liu Changle, Hong Kong Shaanxi Youth Association and Board Chairman of Hong Kong Nanbang Group Xue Jingli, President of Macau Shaanxi Association and Board Chairman of Macau Longhui Investment Company Luo Deming, Doctoral student of Macau University of Science and Technol Zhang Ruiyao, Deputy Secretary General of Federation of Chinese Volunteers in Russia Guo Qiang and President of Czech Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce Lin Feng on behalf of compatriots from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and overseas Chinese.
Chairman of New Party of Taiwan Yu Muming also offered flowers with Taiwan youth representatives. Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Shaanxi Provincial Committee and Secretary of CPC Yan’an Provincial Committee Xu Xinrong, Secretary of CPC Huangling County Committee Meng Zhonghua and Model of the Time and former president of Shaanxi Broadcasting, TV and Folk Music Troup Yun Enfeng, Model of Shaanxi and deputy head of the 1st Survey Team of State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping Pang Shangyi offered flowers on behalf of Yan’an city and Huangling County as well as the Shaanxi province.
After Acting Governor Hu Heping’s recitation of the elegiac address, all representatives made three bows in front of the Yellow Emperor.
For thousands of years the Yellow Emperor’s achievements have lasted. Descendents of his never cease to sing ode and pay tribute to him. The music and dance that followed was a combination of tradition and modernity, solemn and grand.The Music Odewas a performance of the great etiquette and great music, expressive of Chinese people’s respect and memory for ancestor. InThe Cloud Ode, the dancers changed between auspicious clouds against the sun and spring drizzle that nourish the Chinese land, commending the Yellow Emperor’s great virtue and feast of enlightening the land and people.The Dragon Odedepicted a wonderful picture of a beautiful and prosperous China where people are happy and well-off. The worshipping ceremony culminated when a 56-meter golden dragon took off to the sky and flew up among clouds amid solemn and grand music.
In the wake of the ceremony, all attendees admired the Xuanyuan Temple of the Yellow Emperor and paid tribute at the Emperor’s mausoleum with reverence and awe towards the ancestor of the Chinese civilization.
Chairman of CPPCC Shaanxi Provincial Committee Han Yong participated the ceremony, together with officials from CPC Shaanxi Provincial Committee, the Standing Committee of Shaanxi Provincial People’s Congress, Shaanxi Provincial Government, CPPCC Shaanxi Provincial Committee, Shaanxi Provincial Military Command and Shaanxi Armed Force. Also present for the ceremony were major officials of Yan’an municipal committee and government as well as CPC Huangling county committee and Huangling county government and representatives from all walks of life of Shaanxi.