In the evening of July 27th, themed Chuzhou White Lotus Festival 2017 -- ‘Pleasant Lotus·Fragments of Liandu’ was grandly held in the Lotus Garden in Laozhu township. This festival was co-sponsored by district agriculture bureau, and the Party committee as well the government of Laozhu Shezu township; it was also supported by the administration commission of Dongxi Rock scenic spot, district agriculture office, district tourism commission as well as district bureau of culture, advertising & new media. The activity combined appreciation of lotuses, poetry, painting, photographing, tea ceremony, and performances, bringing the audience a visual feast.
From 2012 till now, Laozhu Shezu township has constantly held five ‘Chuzhou White Lotus Festival’. This year, the festival transformed into a night tour around the lotus pond for the first time, bringing the burning summer a tinge of freshness and coolness, and attaching the lotus garden in the moonlight with dreamy atmosphere. The festival was thus built into a grand festival filled with coolness and fellowship.
At the spot, the ‘Agricultural Cup’ Photography Competition awarding ceremony of Liandu district was held, so was the 2016 ‘Lishui Mountain-Ploughing’ Agricultural Products Sightseeing District brand-awarding ceremony. The ceremonies demonstrate the charm of Liandu agriculture and actively promote the district brand construction of ‘Lishui Mountain- Ploughing’. As the leader pressed the activating ball and lighted the ‘Lotus Lantern of Chuzhou’ in the lotus pond, the Chuzhou White Lotus Festival 2017 officially opened.
Later, various performances such as vigorous ‘Lotus Picking Pleasure’, rock ballad ‘Blue Lotus’ and passionate She dance ‘The Fragrance of She Wine’, etc. wonderfully led the evening festival to a climax.
The success of Chuzhou White Lotus Festival efficiently promoted the development of tourism, ‘beautiful countryside’, home-stay economy, photography as well as white lotus industry of Laozhu township. Combining the internet, it enabled the deep integration of the agriculture and tourism in Liandu, further promoted the construction of a health- nourishing Liandu, made a classy fame of ‘Chuzhou White Lotus’, built the sound district brand ‘Laozhu Garden’ and glorified the reputation of ‘Lishui with Beautiful Mountains; Health- Nourishing Liandu’. (Liandu District Government Office)