Henan TV marks Chongyang Festival with new shows
As Oct 14 marks the traditional Chongyang Festival, Henan Satellite TV, which has been widely praised for its Magical Trip series, will broadcast the show Magical Trip on Chongyang on its media platforms tonight, as a wrap-up for this year's traditional Chinese festival programs.
According to Xu Na, an executive planner of Henan TV's Magical Trip series, this show is set during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and will have interactive features with the opening ceremony of the 39th Chrysanthemum Culture Festival in Kaifeng, Henan province.
Qian Linlin, chief director, said the show aims to popularize the folk customs and rituals of the Chongyang Festival in ancient times to modern audiences.
Qian revealed a duo dance titled Fenghuang Laiyi (A phoenix comes with grace to rest), performed by dancer Tan Yimei and Song Yu, will be featured in the program. It expresses the spirit of persistence and struggle through the imagery of the phoenix. A family banquet in the Song Dynasty will be also reproduced in the show, showing how ancient people eat Chongyang cake, drink chrysanthemum wine and compose chrysanthemum poetry.