Xi'an launches hanfu events to celebrate Shangsi Festival
en.xa.gov.cn     Updated: 2023-04-24

Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, launched a series of activities on April 22 featuring hanfu, which is traditional Chinese attire.

They're being staged to celebrate the Shangsi Festival, also known as the Double Third Festival, which is held on the third day of the third lunar month.

Xi'an has been an open and inclusive city since ancient times. Many people take great pleasure in wearing a Chinese costume in Xi'an, for a romantic experience that recalls the splendid Tang Dynasty (618-907). There is certainly nothing to be shy about when wearing hanfu in Xi'an.


Ladies parade charming hanfu costumes along Taiye Lake in the Daming Palace National Heritage Park. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat account]

From April 22 to May 3, folks can visit Taiye Lake, in Daming Palace National Heritage Park, at not paying an admission charge if they wear hanfu, to enhance their enjoyment of the stunning spring scenery.

What's more, there will be a grand hanfu parade in the Great Tang Mall in Xi'an on April 25. Performers dressed in hanfu will form four square formations called prosperous Chang'an, splendid Datang, blossoming Qujiang and Guochao Shangsi.

Visitors can also join the parade to sing and dance, to experience the excitement of the Shangsi Festival in the prosperous days of the Tang Dynasty.


A grand hanfu parade takes place in the Great Tang Mall in Xi'an. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat account]