Hanfu cultural festival kicks off in Xitang town
The eighth Chinese Ethnic Peoples Clothes Show is held in ancient Xitang town, Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, on Oct 31. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]
The eighth Chinese Ethnic Peoples Clothes Show was held in ancient Xitang town, Jiaxing, East China's Zhejiang province, on Oct 31, marking the beginning of the China Xitang Hanfu Culture Week, local media reported.
The event attracted more than 10,000 enthusiasts of hanfu, the traditional clothing of the Han ethnic group, and tourists from around China.
One of the highlights of the show was the float parade that featured intricately designed vehicles depicting characters like Wu Zixu, a war strategist from the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC) who was stationed in Jiaxing, and architecture from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
During the event, the sponsor also released the standards for the classification of hanfu in a bid to promote the traditional clothing among more Chinese people.
Here are the event activities for the following two days of the culture week:
Nov 2: Hanfu cosplay show, float parade, wedding ceremony in the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and touring Xitang in hanfu at night.
Nov 3: Ancient makeup competition and closing ceremony.
The event attracts more than 10,000 enthusiasts of hanfu and tourists from around China. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]