A groom was forced to dress up in a questionable rendition of the Superman costume and saunter down Henan’s Xuchang Street with kitchen ware and a basin in tow while giving out “marriage cigarettes” to passersby during the week of national holidays.
“Marriage teasing” is a traditional custom in Xuchuan, which means the newly wed’s relatives and friends resort to all means to play tricks on the groom after the wedding ceremony.
Many residents gathered to gawk at him (and get their shares of the free cigarettes) while snapping photos of the poor groom in question.
We can’t tell whether he is smiling out of happiness or pain – but at least he didn’t have to fork out a fortune to bling out his bride, like this poor man.
By Lucy Liu
[ Images via China Youth ]