Henan Float Attracted Citizens to Take Photos and Foreigners to Feel Henan Culture
On the morning of October 14, in Zhengzhou in late autumn, the temperature rapidly dropped to 12°C～15°C, however, the enthusiasm of the citizens and tourists was unstoppable. People were gathering around the National Day Touring Henan Float to take photos, recording the beautiful moments with smart phones in front of the Henan Art Center Square.
After the National Day parade and the show performances, the Henan Float returned with glories and met with the hometown people at the Henan Art Center on October 12.
河南彩车长156米、宽6米、高96米，以“鼓舞奋进 中原出彩 展现河南人民同心共筑中国梦、争先进位谋出彩”为主题。
The float with the theme of “Encouraging and striving for the splendor of the Central Plains to show that the people of Henan are united in building the Chinese Dream and striving for the advanced position”, is 156 meters long, 6 meters wide and 96 meters high.
Through the "Rainbow Bridge", Henan elements such as wheat, Taijiquan, Shaolin martial arts, “Mi”-shaped high-speed railways, Zhengzhou-Europe International Block Trains, and Luoyang peony are combined to form the theme of "Inspiring and forging the Central Plains". The rising red sun, the rainbow across the city skyline, the wheat wave, and the flowing Yellow River Silk Road, represent the past, the present and the future of Henan.
There were dance and martial arts performed on the float by performers from Henan Opera and Dance Theatre, Zhongyuan Institute of Technology, Institute of Physical Education of Zhengzhou University and Shaolin Temple Martial Arts Hall with great enthusiasm. It is worth mentioning that the city skyline symbolizing the construction of the Central Plains urban agglomeration is composed of the landmark buildings “Big Corn”, Erqi Tower, Henan Museum, and Zhengzhou Olympic Sports Center.
On the morning of 14, a lot of citizens made a special trip to check “the style of the float”. Wang Jian, a 71-year-old veteran who was still in the mood after watching the National Day Events, came with his wife once he heard the float was here. “As a soldier, I am particularly pleased and grateful to see the prosperity of our motherland during the 70th anniversary of the founding of the great PRC. I am also very proud to see the Henan float show the wonderful image of Henan in front of the Tiananmen Square to the whole country, so I’m here to take a photo with the float.”
He Chaojian, a tourist from the State of Penang, Malaysia, told the reporter that It feels more shocking and real to see the float on the spot than on TV. By watching the performance, he was very happy to have a deeper understanding of the culture of Henan.
据了解，10月18日展演开使英语 后，河南彩车将转运至郑州园博园“落户安家”。（记者 莫韶华 编译 赵惜辰）
It is understood that after the performance on October 18th, the Henan float will be transferred and “settle down” at the Zhengzhou Garden Expo Park.