Moreholidays September Confucius Day


Confucius Day

Chinese Statue

About Confucius Day

Date When Celebrated: This holiday is always observed on September 29

Among other things, Confucius (551 – 479 B.C.was an early Chinese philosopher and politician. To this day, Confucius is known as one of the world’s greatest philosophers. Therefore, is it only fitting that today Confucius Day, was created to honor him and what he brought to mankind.

Born in China on October 18, 551 B.C., he was one of the earliest, and perhaps the first great philosopher. He was also a teacher, a scholar, and a politician. He gave the world many teachings and gave the world 499 famous sayings.

Celebrate Confucius Day by learning more about this ancient philosopher, and reading some of his teachings and sayings.

Note: Over the years, many comical sayings have been created and referenced as sayings of Confucius, usually titled “Confucius Says”. As a rule of thumb, if the saying is humorous, chances are it is not a true saying by this great scholar. 

Fun Stuff

Fortune Cookies – Online luck, love, and fortune.

Confucius Says – humorous fun

Fortune Pumpkin – now that’s different

Fortune Turkey – another novel way to get your fortune read

Buddha Statue

Confucius Facts and Trivia

  • His Chinese name is Kung Fu-Tzu.
  •  He encouraged leaders to be role models and display good behavior.
  • Confucianism, founded by his followers, is one of the largest and oldest religions in China and the world.
  • He taught his students the ideals of ancient Chinese wise men, to reform government.
  • He became a judge in 551 B.C at the age of 50.
  • The Confucius Genealogy Compilation Committee states that Confucius has 2 million known and registered descendants. And, there are an estimated 3 million descendants in all.
  • Laws created by Confucius were based on his personal teachings. They were so successful, that crime almost disappeared.

Today's Quote

“The more man meditates on good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” – – Confucius

History and Origin of Confucius Day

The original Confucius Day dates back thousands of years. We do not know who created this special day, and why on this date.

If you have any information about this holiday, please email us.

More About Today

This Day in History

Famous September Birthdays

Recipe of the Day: Shrimp Egg Rolls

Chinese Recipes

Also See: Fall Recipes  and Holiday Recipes

Flower of the Day: Convallaria

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