Photographer: Hu Jianwen
“Beating” the newly-married with a club is a custom of over 500 years in a an area of Fujian Provice, China. Every lunarÂ year on the eleventh day of the first month , the local people will hold a rite to Â practice this custom. An elder man will be selected as the “Drunken Lord”, who will “beat” the newly-married over the last year while saying “May you have as many children as you want”. But the reason for “beating” is still a mystery.