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NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The 25th Lunar New Year Parade and Festival took place on Sunday in Manhattan, New York. The main float, with the theme "Amazing Cangzhou, Ancient City of the Grand Canal," has brought a lively and extraordinary Chinese cultural experience to New York, according to organizer Better Chinatown USA.
Huang Ping, Consul General of the People's Republic in New York, delivered a speech at the event and wished the people a happy and prosperous Year of the Rabbit.
New York, the seaport on the Hudson River, is the commercial and financial center of the United States. Cangzhou, in China's Hebei province, is famous for the Grand Canal. "When the Cangzhou float joined the parade, just like the Millennium Grand Canal meets the Hudson River, the eastern and western cultures play a very harmonious melody, which is wonderful," said Steven Tin, president of Better Chinatown. USES.
The "Amazing Cangzhou Ancient City of Canals" themed float, with over 10 meters in length, is the only float with 3D modeling design in this year's New York Lunar New Year Parade and immediately became in the center of attention of the entire parade.
With the bright and bold colors applied, "China Red" is the theme color, gold and shimmering. The main body of the float is a firm and spirited ship, representing the natural advantages and pioneering spirit of Cangzhou, the "Pearl of the Bohai Sea and Beijing Fortress". The undulating waves are the epitome of the Grand Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the longest man-made canal or river in the world. The Grand Canal has provided Cangzhou with auspicious natural resources and spiritual wealth for more than 1,500 years.
The float displays a different ancient charm under the reflection of traditional oriental elements such as plum blossoms, lanterns, gold bars and folding fans, which represent happiness, reunion, wealth and culture. A Cangzhou Iron Lion, standing majestically at the front of the float, symbolizes Cangzhou's spirit of development. At the stern, a snow-white rabbit holds a red lantern. Invite the whole world: 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit. Welcome to Cangzhou, China.
The Lunar New Year parade float lasts 2 hours, with more than 20 floats and 60 vehicles in this year's parade float, with 30,000 participants and more than 100,000 spectators.
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