Love at Lanzhou University

By Ma Jingna in Gansu | chinadaily.com.cn
Updated: Aug 19, 2019
Couples dressed in hanfu, or traditional clothing, attend the 'wedding' ceremony at Lanzhou University on Aug 18, 2019. [Photo by Pei Qiang/For chinadaily.com.cn]

On the occasion of the 110th anniversary of Lanzhou University, the school held a collective "wedding" on Sunday for 110 selected alumni couples signifying best wishes during the anniversary.

Among the 110 couples who participated in the mass event, some were golden wedding couples who had been in love for 50 years and had stood the test of time. Some are post-80s couples who were persistent in love, and brave in entering a "naked marriage", which means getting married without owning a home. There also was one diamond anniversary couple celebrating 60 years together.

Couples dressed in hanfu, or traditional clothing, attend the 'wedding' ceremony at Lanzhou University on Aug 18, 2019. [Photo by Pei Qiang/For chinadaily.com.cn]
A man leads the way during a Chinese traditional ceremony on Aug 18, 2019 at Lanzhou University. [Photo by Pei Qiang/For chinadaily.com.cn]
Couples dressed in hanfu, or traditional clothing, attend the 'wedding' ceremony at Lanzhou University on Aug 18, 2019. [Photo by Pei Qiang/For chinadaily.com.cn]
Couples dressed in hanfu, or traditional clothing, attend the 'wedding' ceremony at Lanzhou University on Aug 18, 2019. [Photo by Pei Qiang/For chinadaily.com.cn]
An aerial photo of the ceremony is seen on at Lanzhou University Aug 18, 2019. [Photo by Pei Qiang/For chinadaily.com.cn]
Couples dressed in hanfu, or traditional clothing, attend the 'wedding' ceremony at Lanzhou University on Aug 18, 2019. [Photo by Pei Qiang/For chinadaily.com.cn]
Couples participate in a Chinese traditional ceremony on Aug 18, 2019 at Lanzhou University. [Photo by Pei Qiang/For chinadaily.com.cn]