Background of Hanfu Parade Day
At noon on November 22, 2003, Wang Letian, a power worker, dressed in Hanfu, which disappeared in daily life for 358 years, appeared on the street. He dressed in a Hanfu composed of a long Quju (曲裾) and a cocoon silk outer garment, strolls in the square, park and shopping mall in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province. He said he did so in the hope of “promoting Hanfu” with his own meager strength and making people accept the traditional Chinese clothing again.
Although this Han suit is simple and even a little out of shape, it was sewn by Wang Letian and his friends. These like-minded men even set up a team to search for documents, pick up sewing needles and make this Hanfu. Despite the ridicule and incomprehension of some people, Wang Letian calmly walked through the crowd and walked on the most prosperous street in Zhengzhou. He is more and more determined to promote Hanfu. He hopes to influence others with his limited power.
Zhang Congxing, a reporter from Lianhe Zaobao in Singapore, came across the photos and wrote a report based on them. This article has also become the first article to report Hanfu, and has attracted extensive attention to domestic and foreign media. As a result, Wang Letian’s action was widely spread and received many people’s support and response, and set off a wave of revival of Hanfu throughout the country.
In order to commemorate Tongpao‘s (同袍; Hanfu fans call each other Tongpao) the first time to wear Hanfu on the street, Hanfu revivers set November 22 as the global Hanfu parade day.
Chengdu Hanfu Parade Day
On the afternoon of November 17, 2019, the annual Hanfu travel day was staged in advance in Kuanzhai (宽窄) alley of Chengdu. From all over the country, the fans of Hanfu gather here to integrate Hanfu culture into modern life. In this “Festival” which is composed of Tongpao from all over the world, many people come into contact with Hanfu through the introduction of friends. They comb their hair beautifully and actively participate in this Hanfu feast.
Let’s feel the parade day of Hanfu through the photos~
The travel activities of Hanfu are not only to pay homage to the former, but also to publicize Hanfu culture, popularize Hanfu knowledge, inherit extensive and profound Chinese traditional culture, and let people reunderstand this traditional costume.
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