There is a custom of “stealing green” (偷青）during the Lantern Festival in Sichuan.
In Luxian, a vegetable farmer caught a young stealer.
What’s more, during the special period of the COVID-19 epidemic, the man did not wear a mask.
The farmer scolded: “It’s ok that you steal a little, however, you see you steal so much, and what’s worse is that you come out to steal without wearing a mask!”
Chinese netizens: “Stealing green” is a traditional custom in Sichuan. “Stealing green”(偷青）means “stealing mate”（偷亲）. It is said that on the fifteenth day of the first month, whose vegetables you stole, the daughter would marry you. However, yesterday, in the afternoon, the public security publicized that in the special period of this year, no one was allowed to go out to steal greens, or would be arrested for three days.