Chinese use to say that women “hold up half the sky”. In their myth, a goddess named Nv Wa amended the broken sky and created human beings. Like the earth, women have been always taken as a symbol of caring and nurturing.
And the moon, water, flowers, cats and snakes are connected with women. They symbolize the softness, adaptability, beauty and wittiness of women.
With multi-identities in modern society, women are not only mothers and wives who take care of their families, but also doctors, scientists and teachers who care about their patients, experiments and students.
On the photo, female university students participate in a Coming of Age ceremony in Songcheng scenic spot in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province.
They held the ancient traditional ceremony of kowtowing to ancient god and releasing festive lanterns in the river in Han Chinese clothing to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8.