Wherever you are, roots will draw you back – Updated: 2012-03-22 17:02 – by Song Jingli article from (chinadaily.com.cn)
Honorary chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) Party T.M.H. Wu Po-hsiung led a delegation to attend the worship ritual in Henan province, according to Xinhua News Agency.
Chinese people from all over the world gathered on Mar 24 in Xinzheng, led by various grades of Mandarins in central China’s Henan province, to attend an annual ritual to worship their divine ancestor, Yellow Emperor or Huangdi (The Yellow Imperial).
Xinzheng, a county-level satellite city of Zhengzhou, capital of Henan, is the birthplace of the Yellow Emperor, who is widely recognized as the divine ancestor of all ethnic Han Chinese. The tradition of worshipping ancestors on the mythical God Emperor’s birthday, which is on Mar 3 according to the lunar calendar and falls on Mar 24 this year, dates back to the Spring and Autumn Period (BC770-BC476).
The Seventh China Henan International Investment Trade Fair was held from Mar 23 to Mar 27 in Zhengzhou, capital of Henan province, according to Henan Daily. Many of the participants of the trade fair attended the worship ritual.