I first heard about Ghost Marriages in Singapore, shortly after I first moved there. At that time, it was an interesting piece of history, but not exactly relevant to the modern world.
I should have known better – tradition dies very hard indeed in China, despite the best efforts of the Maoist Communist Party. Traditions concerning the family seem to be particularly hard to break…
Seen via Chinasmack: Chinese Man Seeks Afterworld Wife For Dying Older Brother.
Image credits: The most unfortunate picture in the world by user Tieniu on Flickr. Used under a Creative Commons licence.