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Sacrifice offered to Chinese 'Poet-Sage' on Human Day



Photo shows the sacrifice offered to Du Fu in Du Fu Thatched Cottage Museum. (Photo: chinanews.com)


A sacrifice offered to Du Fu, a great Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty, was held on Renri, a traditional Chinese festival in Du Fu Thatched Cottage Museum in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province on the morning of Feb. 9.

Renri,also called Human Day, refers specially to the 7th day of the first month in the Chinese lunar calendar. According to Chinese customs, Renri was the day human beings were created.

The locals in Chengdu have an ancient tradition dating back to Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) to worship Du Fu, the "Poet-Sage" of China on the day of Renri.

By Ye Xin, People's Daily Online
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