The Bengbu Flower Drum Lantern Carnival exists primarily to present and propagate the Huaihe River Basin's comprehensive dance-based art form. The carnival has songs, dances and dramas, presented with a unique, creative style in a rich artistic language. The carnival's dance movements are simple, lively, cheerful and free-spirited. The style of the performances is rich in local flavor. The carnival's music is derived from local folk songs with a wide range of subjects, varied rhythms, and degrees of excitement or mellowness. The dances and songs here are representative and powerful folk dances of the Han nationality.