Girls wear hanfu to celebrate Mid-autumn festival in Linyi

Girls of all ages wore hanfu to celebrate the coming Mid-autumn festival in Linyi.

Linyi, Sep 12, Linyi China -- Girls of all ages wore hanfu to celebrate the coming Mid-autumn festival in Linyi City, east China’s Shandong Province on evening of September 11. By joyfully sharing a large-scale mooncake and experiencing the Four Arts -- guqin (Chinese zither) performance, chess playing, calligraphy and painting -- four subjects scholars trained themselves in along with in ancient China, the hanfu girls lingered pleasant aftertaste of graceful traditional Chinese customs and culture.

 The hanfu girls joyfully shared a large-scale mooncake .

The traditional Chinese festival Mid-Autumn falls on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar every year. This year it will be on September 13. Mid-Autumn festival customs include appreciating the moon, eating mooncakes and drinking osmanthus wine. On Mid-Autumn night, the full moon hanging in the sky symbolizes the reunion and harmony of Chinese people.

The festival dates back to the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), then it prevailed through the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and was handed down through the centuries until today. In ancient China, people wear traditional garments to celebrate festivals, in according to which generates hanfu.

Girl in hanfu,  the traditional Chinese garments.

Generally, hanfu refers to traditional Chinese garments worn by the Han ethnic group before the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Historically, Han Chinese clothing has also influenced some of its neighboring cultural costumes, including the Japanese kimono, Korean hanbok, and clothing of Mongolia, Vietnam and Bhutan.

Hanfu appears elegant and gorgeous, and not only due to the thousands of years of culture behind its beautiful design. This traditional dress also stands out because of its remarkable craftsmanship and aesthetics, from fabric to ornamentation. Hanfu embraces more than 30 examples of China's intangible cultural heritage as well as Chinese arts and crafts under preservation.

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