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Cantonese-style wedding dresses on display in Guangzhou

2021-Sep-30       Source: Newsgd.com

Do you know what kind of wedding dress the bride will wear? If not, an exhibition currently underway can provide you a gateway to have a closer glimpse of Cantonese-style wedding dresses. Come and have a look!

It’s well known that China and the Western countries share totally different wedding customs due to their separate histories and cultural backgrounds. If you live in Guangdong, have you ever witnessed a traditional Cantonese-style wedding? Do you know what kind of wedding dress the bride will wear? If not, an exhibition currently underway can provide you a gateway to have a closer glimpse of Cantonese-style wedding dresses. Come and have a look!

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At present, an exhibition showcasing Guangdong’s traditional wedding clothes is underway from September 30 to October 24 in celebration of China’s National Day. It displays the production process, patterns and types, the symbolic meaning and usage scenarios of those dresses.

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A variety of wedding clothes are on show since Guangdong is home to numerous folks, including Guangzhou locals, Chaoshan residents and Hakka people, as well as the water dwellers and many ethnic majorities such as Yao, Zhuang and She. All of them feature different wedding customs and clothes.

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The exhibition restores major scenes of traditional Guangzhou-style wedding ceremonies and festivities, allowing you to learn more about how the bride uses her wedding dress.

More importantly, on October 1, representative inheritor Tang Zhiru will also be invited to the exhibition to give a professional and detailed tour for the audience. She will also bring two sets of Guangzhou wedding dresses to recreate the beauty of this technique, an intangible cultural heritage. If you are interested in Guangdong’s wedding customs, don’t miss out!

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Time: September 30 to October 24, 2021 (closed on Mondays)

Venue: First floor, Guangdong  Cultural Center (Guangdong Intangible Cultural Heritage Protection Center) 廣東省文化館(廣東省非物質文化遺產保護中心)

Add.: No.1229, Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Tianhe District, Guangzhou (廣州市天河區廣州大道中1229號)

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