Chinese elderly are collecting coins thrown from funeral hearses
A green initiative in China has turned into a money-making opportunity for some elderly residents in the central province of Henan. It’s a custom in most parts of China to throw fake paper money, called “joss paper,” while the hearse passes a crossroad or a bridge, as families of the deceased try to bribe road administrators in the netherworld to guarantee a friendly new environment for their loved one. Paper money is also burned during funerals and other occasions to remember the dead. But in Kaifeng, a city in the central province of Henan, authorities instituted new rules to make the tradition more environmentally friendly, which means people have started tossing coins out of the processi