In the western countries, the great mass of brides wear white wedding gowns on their weddings. In China, most of brides wear red China’s Cheongsam on the wedding, especiaclly in the old days. It’s a taditional custom. Because people wearing white clothes is unlucky in China. And the red color is lucky. So the bride must wear red clothes on the wedding. However, a large number of Chinese brides wear wedding gowns on the wedding, and many foreign brides wear China’s Cheongsam on the wedding. It sounds interesting. Why does this phenomenon appear? I think there are three reasons as follows:
Firstly, there are more and more commuciations among all the countries in the world with the development of science technology. In the old days, Chinese didn’t understand why the western brides wear the white wedding gowns. In the views of Chinese traditional culture, wearing white clothes is unlucky. But with more and more communication among all the countries in the world, people all over the world know each other , and realize the differences between Chinese traditional culture and other countries’ traditional culture. Chinese realize why the western brides wear the white wedding gowns. White means sainty and purity in western traditional culture, and the brides are holy, so the brides put on white wedding gowns to tell that they are holy. Then Chinese understand why the western brides wear the white wedding gowns.
Secondly, young people in China accept new things easyily. Many young people don’t retain the Chinese traditional customs. They like attempting. They accept the views of western countries, even they are eager to try it, such as wear white wedding gowns in marriage. Young brides think it’s so cool and beautiful. The foreign brides wear white wedding gowns on the wedding, so do I. Most people know the culture of western countries, they also easily accept that brides wear white wedding gowns on the wedding.
Thirdly, many Chinese brides think it is a fashion that you wear wedding gowns, not China’s Cheongsam. So some Chinese traditional brides may wear white wedding gowns in marriage. And foreign brides wear China’s Cheongsam because they want to try. Then more and more Chinese traditional brides may wear white wedding gowns in marriage, and more and more foreign brides wear China’s Cheongsam. It becomes a fashion gradually.
Certainly, many Chinese traditional brides still wear red China’s Cheongsam in marriage. And many foreign brides still wear white wedding gowns, because it is a traditional custom. I think it is good that people keep their taditional customs. But I prefer that Chinese bride wear white wedding gowns on the wedding and the foreign brides wear China’s Cheongsam. We can see all the countries’s cultures are intergrated in the world. It is the identity of Chinese and the western countries.I think it shows an open view, an open China, an open World.