Resignation Parties Are All the Rage in China

A new bizarre phenomenon has surfaced on the Chinese web: resignation parties  (离职派对 lizhi paidui).

Young users have taken on lifestyle platform Xiahongshu to share pictures of themselves celebrating not an offer from a prestigious company, but instead their forever departure from it.


'Resignation party' staples include: giant red and yellow banners, lifesize posters of the lucky resignee, cake, flowers, and even a funny sash for women.

The trend has become so widespread that the hotpot chain Haidilao now offers a 'resignation party package' to those who wish to celebrate in one of their stores.


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