Christianity in Macau - Traditional Beliefs - Confucianism

Confucianism

The culture of Macau is influenced by Chinese Confucianism and its associated values and morality. In 1909, the Macau Confucianism organization was created. The organization was at first an offshoot of the Beijing Confucianism organization, but later gained independence. The purpose of the Macau Confucianism organization is to "respect the principles of Confucianism, to spread the holy virtue, provide education for those with aptitude and promote the culture." To this end, in 1913 the Organization started a small school in Macau. In 1960, the organization printed a selection of the sayings of Confucius for use in secondary schools. It has collected about 74 sayings from the Analects of Confucius, Mencius (Book) and other Confucianist classics, in order to help students to memorize and recite them.

On the birthday of Confucius, which is celebrated on 27 August of the lunar calendar, the organization holds a ceremony of commemoration and sacrifice at which school students are invited to take part.

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