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Chinese clothing dazzles Venice

China Daily | Updated: 2023-02-25 10:15
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Scenes of the Venice Carnival 2023, themed "Take Your Time for the Original Signs".  XINHUA

The show attracted lots of young people from both China and Italy.

"I decided to participate in this initiative when I found it through social media," says Irene Di Maio from southern Italy's Sicily. "I thought it could be a way of bringing Chinese culture even closer to me."

The 24-year-old student, majoring in Chinese in Venice, went to Suzhou to attend a dragon boat festival five years ago. "I really enjoyed the Chinese traditional dragon boat culture, and this time I would like to know more about hanfu."

"The event was amazing, especially the part from Suzhou, a city I loved very much," says a Serbian tourist, who lived in Suzhou for four years.

"I have visited the Suzhou Silk Museum, which is where I got to know about hanfu," he adds. "I hope there will be more activities like this around the world."

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