Zhejiang hosts gala to celebrate CPC centenary
East China's Zhejiang province hosted a grand gala, themed "100-Year-Old Red Boat Sets Sail", in the provincial capital of Hangzhou on June 27, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which will fall on July 1.
The gala's on-site audience included high ranking officials of the provincial government, retired cadres, outstanding Party members, police officers, medical workers, as well as teaching staff and students at Hangzhou-based universities, middle schools, and primary schools.
The gala's programs, performed by 2,300 actors from about 40 art troupes across the province, included solos, choruses, dance, drama, recitals, and screenings. They all paid respect to the rich history of the CPC.
In 1921, the first CPC National Congress reconvened on a red boat on Nanhu Lake in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province after it was interrupted by authorities in Shanghai's then French concession. It was aboard this vessel that the 13 delegates announced the official founding of the CPC.
A stage photo for the grand gala in Hangzhou on June 27. [Photo/WeChat account:zjfabu]