Chinese Woman Throws Lavish Celebration to Mark the End of a Four-Year Marriage.
A Chinese woman, identified as Song, recently commemorated the conclusion of her four-year marriage with a grand party that has captured widespread attention on social media.
Song and her friend adorned the celebration venue with eye-catching red banners boldly declaring, “This s*** marriage ends here” and “Warm congratulations on our diva becoming single again,” reported the South China Morning Post (SCMP).
The festivities included symbolic rituals, such as stepping over a fire basin, a pomelo leaf “cleansing” shower, and a jubilant song performance.
What set this divorce celebration apart was Song’s decision to document the entire process. A 34-year-old woman, she arranged for a photographer to capture pivotal moments, including the formalization of her divorce in June and the poignant instance when she received the separation certificate from her now ex-husband.
Taking to the social media platform Xiaohongshu, Song shared her sentiments, stating, “I would have divorced long ago if I had known it would make me feel so happy.” Her post resonated with a significant audience, garnering a remarkable 230,000 likes.
The catalyst for Song’s divorce was a shocking revelation she stumbled upon on her husband’s mobile phone—a message confirming his infidelity. This revelation, coupled with the public celebration, has thrust the story into the spotlight on various Chinese social media platforms.
The hashtag #divorce on Xiaohongshu has amassed a staggering 2.76 billion views, while #divorcephotography has resonated with 8.3 million viewers, highlighting a broader societal trend. Yu Jia, an assistant professor at Peking University’s Centre for Social Research, commented on the phenomenon, noting that the increasing acceptance of divorce is evidenced by the growing popularity of divorce photos and celebration parties.
“Statistical data showed more women initiating divorce than men even though they faced stigmatization and discrimination. There has been higher social tolerance to divorce as it becomes increasingly common,” shared Yu Jia, shedding light on the evolving social landscape.