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Ancient coming-of-age ceremony revived in Xi’an

People's Daily Online)  15:53, May 02, 2013  

The photo shows one of the steps in the ritual - kowtowing to parents for the sake of filial piety.(CNS/Zhang Yuan)

Edited and translated by Li Xiang, People's Daily Online

Nearly 40 young people wearing Han Chinese clothing revived the ancient rituals of coming-of-age ceremony outside the Han Great Wall relics in Xi’an on May 1, 2013, which has drown a lot of attention from the tourists. The ceremony of Han Dynasty has a history of thousands of years. The core of the ritual lies in granting headwear to the young people - “guan” for men and “ji” for women. After the granting, the recipients are deemed as adults with social and family responsibility.

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(Editor:LiXiang、Yao Chun)


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