PAKAIAN TRADISI CINA – HANFU
Anjuran Persatuan Bahasa Cina
Chang Yong Tian dan Ong Khai Yin dari Young Malaysians Movement telah mengadakan satu siri ceramah dan pertunjukan pakaian dan permaianan tradisi Cina diadakan di SMK Methodist.
Objektif mengadakan activiti ini ialah menyedarkan orang ramai bahawa pakaian tradisi Cina yang sebenarnya ialah “han fu” dan bukannya “cheong sam”. Disamping itu, para peserta dapat mempelajari sejarah cina dan belajar permainan “tou hu”. Para ahli juga mengambil kesempatan ini untuk mengeratkan lagi silaturrahim.
Hanfu (simplified Chinese: 汉服; traditional Chinese: 漢服; literally: “Han clothing”), also known as Hanzhuang (漢裝) or Huafu (華服), is the traditional dress of the Han Chinese people. The term Hanfu derives from the Book of Han, which says, “then many came to the Court to pay homage and were delighted at the clothing style of the Han [Chinese].”
The hanfu is now worn during some festivals or coming of age/rite of passage ceremonies, by hobbyists or historical re-enactors, by Taoist, Confucian or Buddhist monks and priests during religious ceremonies, or as a cultural exercise. It is often seen in Chinese television serials, films and other forms of media entertainment. There is also a movement in China and some overseas Chinese communities to revive Han Chinese clothing in daily life and incorporate it into Chinese festivals or celebrations.