The 193rd Philadelphia Flower Show is held in Philadelphia. [Photo/WeChat account: yangzhou-fabu]
Yangzhou, a popular tourist destination in East China's Jiangsu province, was promoted during a China Day event on June 17 in Philadelphia, the largest city in the US state of Pennsylvania.
The event is part of the Philadelphia Flower Show's first Chinese Culture Festival, featuring traditional Chinese instruments, a lion dance performance, Peking Opera, a Chinese tea ceremony, a kung-fu performance, and promotional videos of the East China cities of Hangzhou and Yangzhou.
In the video, Zhang Baojuan, Party secretary of Yangzhou, said that Yangzhou has been promoting cultural exchanges and cooperation with Philadelphia in recent years, especially since the establishment of the "Window of Philadelphia - Yangzhou Center" in 2017. Philadelphia was also invited to participate in the 2021 Yangzhou International Horticultural Exposition.
Zhang said he looked forward to further cooperation in education, technology, economy, trade, and humanities with Philadelphia. Yangzhou also encourages more Americans to travel to and invest in the Chinese city.
Huang Ping (left), the Chinese consul general in New York, presents a Yangzhou-made lacquer vase to Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney during a China Day event on June 17. [Photo/WeChat account: yangzhou-fabu]
The China Day event also incorporated elements of intangible cultural heritage along China's Grand Canal, allowing visitors to fully appreciate the infinite charm of oriental canal culture.
The 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show's Chinese Culture Festival, running from June 11 to June 19, was hosted by the Sino-American Business and Travel Association, co-organized by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), and supported by the Chinese Consulate General in New York.
Founded in 1829, the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is the largest and longest-running horticultural event in the United States and offers a glimpse into the world of floral design and gardening.