The First Big Lantern Festival In Chicago.
Takeaway: according to the Chicago Chinese BBS newspaper, in the warm spring evening, located in downtown Chicago "soldiers square" south park in a glittering, all kinds of lamp act the role ofing is colorful and varied, for the Chinese New Year celebrations orgasm just after the "windy city" of Chicago, and added a thick unique Oriental culture breath.
Hong lei's consul general attended the opening ceremony of the dragon Lantern Festival in Chicago and took a group photo with some guests.
More than 200 feet of colored lights "Chinese dragon"
Colored lights "Terra Cotta Warriors"
Colored lights "Peking Opera characters"
Small performers from zigong city, sichuan province perform "peacock dance" on the spot.
according to the Chicago Chinese BBS newspaper in the warm spring evening, located in downtown Chicago "soldiers square" south park in a glittering, all kinds of lamp act the role ofing is colorful and varied, for the Chinese New Year celebrations orgasm just after the "windy city" of Chicago, and added a thick unique Oriental culture breath.Local time on March 30 night, by the "square" soldiers and sichuan days Yu culture communication co., LTD. Jointly, aims to bring more Chinese culture into the Chicago "dragon Lantern Festival", in an area of forty-five thousand square foot soldiers "square" exhibition opening ceremony.
Chinese consul general in Chicago, hong lei, overseas Chinese leader Lu Xiaohui, Chicago park service director general mike kelly, "soldiers square" general manager Tim day Yu wizard, and the sichuan culture communication co., LTD. On behalf of the berry and so on attended the opening ceremony.The consul general of hong lei said that the economic and cultural exchanges between China and the U.S. Midwest have become increasingly deepened and extensive, and a very friendly relationship has been established.This activity once again provides an opportunity for people to have a deeper and more vivid understanding of Chinese culture.He thanked the relevant parties for the cooperation and held the event and wished the dragon Lantern Festival a complete success.Other guests also noted that the event was the highlight of Chicago's two mayors' "making Chicago the friendliest city in the country".
First dragon Lantern Festival, held in the Chicago area exhibited, including more than 40 composed of more than 1000 LED lighting group of giant lantern, there are more than 200 feet long, height nearly two floors of two dragon and flower bed "neutrals" and weighed a ton of "whale", vivid, colorful, become the focus of the show.Other such as "terracotta warriors", "swan" and "tulips and windmills", "sea world", etc., modelling is vivid, bright lights, and "many", "ice" introduced by lying, "wang xizhi godchild" and so on, colorful, distinct themes, each set of lights seem to be in a quiet night sky tells the vivid historical stories, so that attract many viewers.In addition, there will be traditional Chinese art and acrobatic shows and on-site intangible arts displays every night, as well as traditional Asian and western cuisine for tourists to choose from.
It is understood that as China's five-year economic plan, the ministry of commerce, sichuan province puts forward in the global 100 overseas cities 100 Chinese Lantern Festival initiative action, to carry forward the Chinese traditional culture and the promotion of cultural exchange.Founded in 1997, sichuan tianyu cultural communication co., LTD. Has held 24 light exhibitions in the United States in the past two years, with an average of 75,000 visitors each time.The Chinese lantern culture has lasted for thousands of years, and there are about 80,000 colorful lantern craftsmen in zigong city, sichuan province.The Chicago dragon Lantern Festival will be held from March 30 to May 6.
(source: People's Daily online: zhang David)