Major League WTF? Chinese Town Begins Breast-Touching Festival

What horny guy thought this one up? But, a long standing tradition of residents of the town of Ejia in the Yunnan province in China have just begun their yearly breast-touching festival. The tradition is thought to date back to as early as the Sui Dynasty in 581 AD, when a large number of the teenage boys were killed in a war. The people began to offer up prayers for the dead teenage warriors who were believed to be at unrest because many were killed before being able to touch a woman as a man. So to prevent the undead from bringing 10 pure and untouched ladies into the afterlife with them, this breast touching tradition began. Apparently, males and females ages 15 on up now continue this bizarre ancient ritual to this day.

Strangely, despite modern times, females are more than willing to participate because being touched is supposed to prevent them from being lured away into the afterlife with the dead warrior guys.

Decisions, decisions. Let some weird guy you don’t even know feel you up in public, or be lured into the afterlife by some dead warrior guy from the Sui Dynasty.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m smelling a major opportunity for tourism here…


  • Paul Hooson

    Jay, the biggest problem is that Americans have no respect for their ancestors, unlike the Chinese. But, seriously,  this is one of the more unusual events celebrated around the world with weird sexual underpinnings. The other strange one is Pomlazka celebrated in the Czech Republic and some parts of Eastern  Europe where young women get a little whipping on the legs or bottom as part of a Easter season fertility ritual.

  • Anonymous

    Two words, Paul:

    Kanamara Matsuri.