Chengdu Wedding Parties Plagued by Elderly Hongbao Snatchers

Chengdu Wedding Parties Plagued by Elderly Hongbao Snatchers
Apr 28, 2014 By eChinacities.com

Recently in Chengdu, a popular spot for couples to take wedding photos has been plagued by old people snatching money from newlyweds.

According to Chinese traditional culture, it’s customary to share some of the money you accumulate from the wedding hongbao with your relatives and members of your wedding party by throwing several of the red envelopes stuffed with cash behind you (kind of like a bride tossing a bouquet in a Western wedding).

Several opportunistic elderly residents of Hejiangting have been trying to cash in on this tradition by gate crashing wedding parties and snatching the money as it’s thrown out to relatives. There have been reports of gangs of dozens of old people hanging around the area. 

The Chengguan have been called out to deal with the problem, but apparently aren’t able to do anything, as what the old people are doing isn’t against the law. Although there have also been reports of the old people forcibly taking the hongbao from the couples’ hands, the septuagenarian gang are ‘too quick’ for the Chengguan, thus there is absolutely nothing they can do about it.

Source: sina.com

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Guest2239322
comment|45960|248813

These old people are the worst of its kind in China.Thet think they are right all the time.I wont say they are like kids.They are really kids with very low iq. As you know ehn you got older your iq level decreases.But i think in china iq decrease speed is tripled so when they are old ,they are brainless with rude attitude.

May 04, 2014 14:48 Report Abuse

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Guest2511236
comment|45949|279026

you fucking retard, perhaps I will join the fun and games and fuck your wife/girlfriend.

May 03, 2014 19:39 Report Abuse

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TonyH
comment|45858|287596

Over doing things is epic in china and we constantly seeing them everyday in our daily life in this country, like the story of respecting old people in china to the point that's ridiculous…some of course take advantage of that.

May 01, 2014 15:26 Report Abuse

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Gabbzh666
comment|45785|74074

Easy to solve that issues. just don't respect that stupid tradition of Hongbao. that's it!

Apr 30, 2014 00:05 Report Abuse

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Guest677972
comment|45780|75330

Someone got dumped recently. Or is just having a really bad time in China. Ha Ha.

Apr 29, 2014 19:45 Report Abuse

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Guest2511236
comment|45767|279026

put 1 jiao notes in the envelopes

Apr 29, 2014 16:07 Report Abuse

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Robk
comment|45766|27601

LoL... the old people left over from "The Cultural Revolution" certain know no bottom for their shame.

Apr 29, 2014 14:48 Report Abuse

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Karajorma
comment|45765|86810

Fill the hongbao with an IOU instead of cash. Give the actual cash out later. Problem solved. It's pretty sad that it has to come something like this though.

Apr 29, 2014 14:10 Report Abuse

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sharkies
comment|45757|38436

Stupid old farts. No respect for anyone. They should fill the envelopes with anthrax.

Apr 29, 2014 08:55 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
comment|45748|279026

So theft isn't against the law? Why would genuine family members not do anything. If someone did that at my wedding I would kick the s*it out of them.

Apr 28, 2014 23:12 Report Abuse

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Guest655508
comment|45753|72834

the amount in the envelope is too low to be considered a crime (500yuan in most cities, counties and below. 2000yuan in some of the big four)

Apr 29, 2014 00:21 Report Abuse

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carlstar
comment|45775|5289

that is great. i will just shoplift from now on.

Apr 29, 2014 18:08 Report Abuse

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WCG
comment|45744|66925

Haha! Funny shit.

Apr 28, 2014 21:05 Report Abuse