The 5th Ancient Canal Night Festival Unveiled
On August 16th, the 5th Ancient Canal Night Festival & the 1st Ancient Canal Lantern Show was officially unveiled at the Qingming Bridge Square by the Canal in the evening, at which government officers were present.
The ceremony, a remarkable feast for eyes and ears with splendid setting, performance and launching rite, started with a dance named “Fancy Lanterns, Canal Fantasy”, showing how much love people living by the Canal cherished to the land. The local cyber celebrity Xiao Sita brought a new song Liangxi Story to the visitors, and foreigners also give good wishes in songs. All the actors and audience sung My Motherland and Me together with Chinese national flag in hand to celebrate the 70th birthday of the new China, which pushed the event to its climax. The spectacular view of the Canal illuminated by lanterns was shown in aerial live broadcast to the public by the modern technology.
Meanwhile, at the 4 main wharves, people shown their patriotism by launching activities respectively themed with “Stay True to the Mission”, “Strive in Our Prime”, “On the Way with Our Motherland” and “Young China at Life’s Full Flowering”. There are 10 light strips set up to present the ancient Canal culture and celebrate the special day.
As the grand finale of annual cultural tourist event in Liangxi District, the Night Festival is listed as one of Canal Cultural Belt Construction and High-quality Development Key Programs in 2019, which pushed forward the development of night tourism characterized with Canal culture and “Night Economy” as well. As the fruit of Canal Cultural Belt Construction, it is considered one of important urban function carriers, business cards of local culture and windows through which the image of this city is shown. The ancient Canal resort will be built into a cultural tourist destination in cities with the local features in South China, enjoying the fame at home and abroad.