What Are Places of Worship for Confucianism?

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There isn’t a specific place of worship for Confucianism. There are public temples where incense may be burnt as an offering, but there are no religious services in the traditional sense. However, great importance is placed on ceremony and ritual within family life, as well as the community and government.

Traditional homes have alters where incense is burned as an offering each day, and special occasions call for offerings such as food to ancestors. Connection with ancestors dictates much of daily life in Confucianism, and on special occasions, government officials perform rituals for their communities. Many people do not consider Confucianism to be an actual religion because there are no gods or specific teachings concerning the afterlife.