Students show coming-of-age ritual in Hanfu
Updated: 2014-12-15 13:46
Students wearing Hanfu demonstrate the ancient coming-of-age ritual at Fuzhou Folk Museum in Fuzhou, capital of Southeast China's Fujian province, on Dec 13, 2014. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
Undergraduates from the Fujian Normal University show the process of ancient coming-of-age ceremony to tourists by wearing Hanfu, or traditional Han Chinese clothing, at Fuzhou Folk Museum in Fuzhou, capital of Southeast China's Fujian province, on Saturday.
Hanfu is the traditional dress of the Han Chinese people, and nowadays, the costume is worn during festivals or ceremonies like coming-of-age and rite-of-passage by hobbyists or performers at touring sites.
Hanfu is said to have been worn by the legendary Yellow Emperor, or Huangdi, and has a history of more than 3,000 years from his reign beginning in 2698 BC to the end of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
The Han Chinese clothing played an important role in the Chinese ethnic identity. It gradually formed distinctive features and styles of Han ethnic and was different from the costumes of other ethnic groups.
A trend of reviving the Hanfu emerged at present Chinese society in the hope of arousing people's awareness of the importance of Chinese tradition culture.