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The Public Memorial Ceremony for the Yellow Emperor Held in Shaanxi

Date:2018-04-09 16:46

On the morning of April 5, the Wuxu Year Qingming Memorial Ceremony for the Yellow Emperor was held in Qianshan, Huangling County. Chen Zhu, Liu Qibao, Hong Xiuzhu, Yu Muming, Hu Heping, Liu Guozhong, Liu Jieyi, Xu Yousheng, Han Yong and He Rong, attended the ceremony.

On the morning of April 5, the Wuxu Year Qingming Memorial Ceremony for the Yellow Emperor was held in Qianshan, Huangling County. Descendants of the legendary Emperor at home and abroad joined together at the square to mourn and pay homage to their common ancestor of Yellow Emperor (Huang Di in Chinese).

Chen Zhu, ViceChairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Liu Qibao, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Hong Xiuzhu, Former Chairman of the Kuomintang of China, Mu Yuming, Chairman of the People’s New Party Taiwan, Hu Heping, Party Secretary of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, Liu Jieyi, Director of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council PRC, Xu Yousheng, Director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, Han Yong, Chairman of Shaanxi CPPCC, He Rong, Deputy Party Secretary of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, and leaders from national ministries and commissions, brother provinces and cities, attended the ceremony. Governor Liu Guozhong read the elegiac address.

At 9:50 am, Liang Gui, Member of the Standing Committee of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, Executive Vice Governor, announced the opening of the memorial ceremony. Participants stood in silence, and the drumbeats and bells began to sound. The drum struck 34 times, once for each province, autonomous region and municipality, including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan. The bell struck 9 times, representing the endless reverence for the ancestor; every participant was solemn and silent, extending the highest honor to the merits and virtues of the Yellow Emperor.

Chen Zhu, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, Liu Qibao, Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and Hong Xiuzhu, Former Chairman of the Kuomintang of China, consecrated flower baskets to the Yellow Emperor.

Party Secretary Hu Heping, representing Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, Standing Committee of Shaanxi Provincial People’s Congress, Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government, Shaanxi Provincial Political Consultative Conference, and participants from all walks of life, consecrated flower baskets.

Governor Liu Guozhong read the elegiac address, and all participants bowed three times, paying honor to the ancestor of the Chinese nation.

Han Yong, Chairman of Shaanxi Provincial Political Consultative Conference, He Rong,Deputy Party Secretary of Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC,and leaders from Shaanxi Provincial Committee of CPC, Shaanxi Provincial People’s Congress, Shaanxi Provincial People’s Government, Shaanxi Provincial Political Consultative Conference, Provincial Military Command, PAP Corps, Yan’an Municipal Committee of CPC, Yan’an Municipal People’s Government, and Huangling County, attended the ceremony.