Like we said yesterday, China’s annual Tomb Sweeping Day (Qingming Jie) isn’t as stuffy of a holiday as you may think. If you don’t want to spend big bucks buying your dead relatives a fake solar panel, then you can always just shake your moneymaker in their honor.
At least that’s what a gaggle of women were spotted doing at a cemetery in Shanwei, Guangdong province yesterday. The five ladies, dressed in short skirts with tummies exposed, put on a somewhat sultry synchronized dance that at least kept the living entertained.
Images from their little jig have since gone viral online, with netizens debating about whether this is an acceptable way to honor one’s ancestors. Most believed that it did not fit with the usually reserved and solemn atmosphere of Tomb Sweeping Day. Others pointed out that they were literally dancing on their ancestors graves.
“These kind of people have no respect for their ancestors,” one netizen stated.
“Aren’t they worried that their relatives will come back and haunt them after such a performance?” another wrote in.
Maybe this kind of thing will catch on in time for the next Tomb Sweeping Day to help out all those funeral strippers, who have been out of work since last year’s government crackdown.
Here’s the ladies in action:
[Images via NetEase]