Throws the Xiuqiu(抛绣球)

发帖者 ADuu | 4/27/2009 03:50:00 AM | , , , | 0 评论 »

A woman wearing a red veil on her head throws a xiuqiu,a ball made of silk strips,into a crowd of people during a game on a grand blind date party at a park in Jiaxing,east China's Zhejiang province,April 26,2009.

In ancient times,Chinese families held parties for their unmarried daughter,inviting all local bachelors to a building where the woman threw a xiuqiu in to the crowd.The one who got it could become her husband.

(抛绣球[拼音][pao1 xiu4 qiu2]: to throw an embroidered ball -- to choose a husband)

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