[Explanation] The Tingjiang Ceremony, the twenty-sixth public memorial ceremony for the Hakka Mother River in the world, was held on October 17th in Changting County, Fujian Province, which is known as the world's Hakka capital.
Representatives of Hakka folks from home and abroad gathered at the "Hakka Mother Margin Square" on the banks of the Tingjiang River to seek roots, ancestors, and prayers.
[Explanation] At 9:30 in the morning, the public sacrifice ceremony began. Hakka folks at home and abroad lit the "public sacrifice" flame, laid flower baskets, offered incense, chanted sacrificial texts, and bowed, facing the tall and majestic Hakka mother statue, and shared the memory of the ancestors Ende merits.
[Explanation] The World Hakka Memorial Ceremony for the Hakka Mother River was launched in 1995. It has been successfully held 25 times a year and has attracted more than 400,000 people from more than 30 countries and regions at home and abroad to find roots in Changting. Ye Zu.
It has gradually become an important carrier and cultural business card for strengthening the contact between Hakka folks in the world.
[Concurrent] Lin Shuru, Founding Chairman, Fujian Federation of Industry and Commerce, Canada
The Hakka people’s root-seeking ancestor worship feels very good, very spectacular, and has a traditional ancestor worship culture. Although we are living overseas, we are still in the motherland.
Especially Hakka, hard work is worth learning.
[Explanation] Among the crowd worshiping ancestors, the reporter saw many young figures, many of whom were Hakka folks who participated in the activity for the first time.
In their view, the Hakka ancestral land is the spiritual home that Hakka people at home and abroad will always watch.
The younger generation should often return to their ancestors to find their roots, experience the ancestral culture, and promote the excellent Hakka traditions.
[Concurrent] Zhang Yuanhao, Hakka folks from Taiwan
I think it is a great honor, because the Hakka people participating in the activities of the Hakka people is inevitable in itself, and it is a must.
This is the first time.
[Concurrent] Chen Jinfu, Executive Vice President of Taiwan Investment Enterprise Association, Longyan City, Fujian Province
The integration of a society on both sides of the strait also makes us more united.
There is a feeling of returning to mother's arms like this.
[Explanation] The sudden new crown pneumonia epidemic also prevented many overseas Hakka villagers from coming to the ceremony. For this reason, the organizer has created an online platform for praying and offering sacrifices. At the same time, it uses live video to let Hakka villagers around the world Participate in the activities through the Internet and mobile phones, seek roots and visit ancestors, and worship the Hakka Mother River.
[Explanation] The reporter learned that Tingzhou is the capital of Hakka, which is well-known at home and abroad, and one of the habitats and birthplaces of Hakkas.
Beginning in the Jin Dynasty, the Hakka ancestors moved from Lanlu in the Central Plains to Tingzhou, thrived and thrived on both sides of the Tingjiang River.
Tingjiang, which has nurtured generations of Hakka children, is known as the "Hakka Mother River".
After the Ming and Qing Dynasties, many outstanding Hakka ancestors bid farewell to the "Hakka Mother River" to seek development and entrepreneurship at home and abroad, and achieved brilliant achievements.
Reporting by reporter Wu Shengwei from Longyan, Fujian
Editor in charge: [Tao Guangxiong]