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Updated: Feb 16, 2021

Forget about the Hadid sisters and Cara Delavigne, there’s new models about and there is something stunningly sharp about them and I’m not just talking about there fits.

That’s right, we’re talking about the annual Crustacean Fashion Day in the city of Huai’An, China. Although it only accounts for one day of the Hongze Lake Harvest Festival, it means the world to the crabs as it is believed that it to bring good luck to each participant.

This tradition has been going on for over 70 years now and with the slew of cancelations of major events in the wake of COVID-19 it is reassuring to see that something are still the same.

The tradition first began as a way to build interest in the large seafood market within the city but has become something a lot more involved over the years. This year in particular saw floral body painted crabs, wedding crabs and even 2 flying crabs curtesy of a person drone.

Photo: Xinhua/Hong Zhouming/Eyevine


Bio: Ed Bennett is an audio producer and writer located out of Sydney. His interests are in pop culture and music. He is a published writer and producer at 2ser. His a contributor for CBMP for news and scripting for the podcast.

Twitter @heathenmcqueen

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