On April 2nd, 2019 China (Kaifeng) Qingming Cultural Festival opening ceremony was held in Longting Park, lasting for 14 days. The performance on the ceremony fully demonstrated the uniqueness of Kaifeng with Qingming folklore performances, Qingming folk customs, worshipping revolutionary martyrs, and going for a walk on Qingming Festival.
After the opening ceremony, the Qingming Cultural Festival Spring Parade with about 1,300 people started around the old city. Many parade teams performed the magnificent scenes of Kaifeng Royal Court Culture, Baogong Culture and Loyalty Culture along the way, and Kaifeng Prefecture “New Fire Ceremony” which highlighted the parade, making it a cultural feast for the citizens.
As a national festival, China (Kaifeng) Qingming Cultural Festival has been successfully held for 11 consecutive years since 2009. Themed by “Inherit and Spread Civilization, Embrace Spring” with the slogan of “the most characteristic Qingming festival is in Kaifeng”, 64 featured activities with 8 major themes will be performed to fully display the rich historical and cultural resources and folk customs of Kaifeng.
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