The annual chrysanthemum feast in Kaifeng embraces visitors from far and wide. In the new era, Kaifeng will embark on a new journey to facilitate the win-win cooperation between various sectors in Kaifeng and enterprises from China or the world at large, and continuously inject new vitality into the development of the ancient city, by fully leveraging the Chrysanthemum Culture Festival, which is an important cultural exchange, business and investment attracting, as well as cooperation and development promoting platform.This is the end of the livestream, thank you for watching.
A series of events, including the first Chrysanthemum Expo in Kaifeng, the 10th International Fine Chrysanthemum Exhibition, the 10th Chinese Chrysanthemum Flower Arrangement Art Exhibition, the Chinese Chrysanthemum Art Masters’ Works Exhibition, and the second Fine Rare Chrysanthemum Exhibition, to be held during the festival will enhance the inheritance and development of chrysanthemum art. The Chrysanthemum Expo is designed to build exhibition brands covering the whole industry chain, from chrysanthemum seedlings, cultivation and grafting tools, flower pots, fertilizers, packaging to logistics. The International Fine Chrysanthemum Exhibition will present select chrysanthemums from 15 countries, including China, the Netherlands, Italy, France and Germany, in its international chrysanthemum feast.Drawing inspiration from "Song Chao's Culture, Life Aesthetics", the achievements exhibition of the first Song Chao's Global Cultural and Creative Design Competition to be held during the festival is intended to promote "Song Chao's Culture" and continuously turn "Song Chao's Influence" into impetus for development. A series of themed activities are also to be held to showcase the unique charm of the fashion in Song Dynasty style.
Every autumn, Kaifeng is covered by fragrant chrysanthemums. Based on the principle of benefiting people with culture, the 39th Chrysanthemum Culture Festival has prepared 3.2 million pots of chrysanthemums in full bloom to amaze the visitors. Bright, elegant, unque and impressive chrysanthemums in various style and shapes are bringing delight to visitors. From October 10 to November 10, the Song Dynasty of Kungfu City, China Hanyuan, Qifeng Guyuan, and Aisijia Agricultural Carnival are open to visitors for free.
The live-action performance of "Scheme Acrobatics Evening Party of Kaifeng Menghua" and three short videos during the ceremony will present traditional Chinese culture, regional features of Kaifeng, major events and achievements of the CPC and China in the past century, highlighting the Party's great spirit as well as Kaifeng's inheritance and development of the Song Dynasty culture so as to enhance the city's image as a renowned international city of culture and tourism.The opening performance is composed of three chapters, namely "Bianjing • Style", "Bianjing • Charm", and "Bianjing • Splendor". You will enjoy a variety of shows, including the singing and dancing named "Ode to Chrysanthemums" in Kaifeng style, the rap of "Flavor of Kaifeng", and the song called "Zhifou Zhifou".
Liu Yujiang, vice governor of Henan Province, stresses in his speech that the past 38 successful events provided an important platform for promoting fine traditional Chinese culture, enhancing ecological preservation, and bringing industrial benefits to the people. Especially in recent years, Henan has been vigorously implementing the strategy of promoting the integrated development of culture, tourism, and cultural & creative industries. Centered on building the all-area tourism IP image and an international tourism belt of the Yellow River culture, Henan has established a series of renowned brands including the "Hometown of Henan", "The All-Embracing Yellow River" and the "Ancient Capital of the Chinese Nation". Festive brands represented by Chrysanthemum Culture Festival in Kaifeng, have also been gaining recognition and popularity.
Gao Jianjun, secretary of Kaifeng Municipal CPC Committee, delivers a welcome speech. He notes that the annual chrysanthemum feast has witnessed a lot of memorable and cheerful moments. Besides, the event has witnessed every step the ancient capital of Kaifeng along the Yellow River has taken to promote reform, opening-up and robust development. During the 2021 Chrysanthemum Culture Festival, while ensuring safety and health under the new normal of pandemic prevention and control, Kaifeng has elaborately organized a series of cultural and floral events including the Health Central China Summit Forum, the “Song Dynasty” Forum, the Yellow River Culture International Forum, the Women's Soccer Invitational Tournament of Cities along the Yellow River, and the Fine Rare Chrysanthemum Exhibition. 3.2 million pots of golden chrysanthemums in full bloom are bringing guests from far and wide a festive feast themed on "Flower Sea Covering the City, Charming Song Culture and Fragrant Chrysanthemums".
A cool rainy day in autumn witnesses the opening ceremony of the 39th Chrysanthemum Culture Festival in Kaifeng, China. He Wei, vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) National Committee, declares the start of the opening ceremony. Present leaders include Xu Jichao, deputy director of the Standing Committee of Henan Provincial People's Congress, Liu Yujiang, vice governor of Henan Province, Gao Tijian, vice chairman of Henan CPPCC Provincial Committee, and Gao Jianjun, secretary of Kaifeng Municipal CPC Committee. The ceremony is hosted by Li Xiangyu, Mayor of Kaifeng City. Kaifeng is renowned as one of the eight ancient capitals in China, with its history of more than 4,100 years. As one of China's first group of famous historical and cultural cities, Kaifeng has nurtured cultures with everlasting charm and vigor, including the Yellow River culture, the Song Dynasty culture, the red culture represented by Jiao Yulu's great devotion, and the colorful folk culture. The 39th Chrysanthemum Culture Festival centers on the Song Dynasty culture, highlights the culture and tourism integration, and organized a series of cultural activities, to integrate ancient and modern styles, and greet friends with its golden chrysanthemums.
Kaifeng boasts an over-1,500-year history of chrysanthemums planting and appreciation.. In the Northern Song Dynasty, Kaifeng's chrysanthemums were famous far and wide, with the variety, number and cultivation technique ranking among the top around the nation. "Reminiscences of the Eastern Capital" has recorded the magnificent chrysanthemum fair in Bianjing City during the Chongyang Festival. In 1983, Kaifeng City designated chrysanthemums as the city flower and has been holding the Chrysanthemum Culture Festival each year since. By now, the event has been held successfully for 38 times. Kaifeng and chrysanthemums integrate into one, as the city takes pride in its beautiful chrysanthemums, and the blossoms have gained great fame thanks to the promotion of the city. This evening, "Eyes on China" of CRI Online will offer live streaming of the performance at the opening ceremony of the 39th Chrysanthemum Culture Festival in Kaifeng, China in both Chinese and English. Please stay tuned.