Performance at the opening ceremony Photo: Yang Peixin
On the evening of April 3rd, the 2021 China (Kaifeng) Qingming Cultural Festival was launched at the Millennium City Park of Kaifeng City, Henan Province.
The performances included rap songs about Qingming Festival, Song Ci works show, costume show of the Northern Song Dynasty, musical My Friends in the Great Song Dynasty, opening chorus and live-action performance.
During Qingming Festival, tourists in Kaifeng could taste great wine, watch attractive flowers, tour the royal capital of the Song Dynasty and explore the ancient city walls at night. The specially designed activities will help visitors learn about the busyness of the same festival 1000 years ago via the meaningful Chinese characters, the nice paintings and most importantly, what they could see and do in today's Kaifeng City.
The cultural festival started on April 1st in Kaifeng and will last until April 10th. It includes 35 activities in 3 categories. 16 are centered on the theme, 5 are about the commemoration of Qingming Festival, and 14 are jointly held by various scenic attractions.
The cultural festival has been held 12 times already. It proves the richness of traditional Chinese culture by presenting the everlasting charm of Qingming-related culture. Now it has become a unique cultural brand of Qingming Festival showcasing the features of Kaifeng and China at large.
Song Ci works show Photo: Yang Peixin
Musical My Friends in the Great Song Dynasty Photo: Yang Peixin
Play Gift of the Yellow River Photo: Yang Peixin
Chorus Light of Qingming Festival Photo: Yang Peixin
Traditional folk firework show Photo: Wan Qingli
Nighttime performance Photo: Wan Qingli
Night scenery of Kaifeng Photo: Wan Qingli
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