The Spring Festival is all about spending time with your family and if new years aren’t about turning over a new leaf, then we don’t know what is. Over the holiday, a jail in Jialing, Sichuan found a meaningful way to do both and allowed over 150 of its inmates to invite their relatives for a foot-washing ceremony. The traditional Confucian ceremony acted as an apology for the shame they brought to their families.
“It is an ancient tradition that we have revived as Family Love Week,” said a jail spokesman. “More than 150 prisoners washed more than 450 pairs of feet. It makes them think about their crime and the consequences. It is a very moving experience…”