Chinese ‘ghost bride’ sold twice into marriage

The woman, from China’s Hebei Province, near Beijing, died over the Lunar Year holiday, according to the Global Times.

But her family decided to sell her for a “ghost marriage”, a superstition that sees dead bachelors married off so they can wander the afterlife together.

Despite Mao Tse Tung attempting to stamp out the practice after he and the Communist Party came to power in 1949, the black market for ‘corpse brides’ continues to thrive today.

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For more on the traditions of ghost brides:

Ghost marriage (Chinese)
Ghost Marriage: A Chinese Tradition
The Ghost Brides

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