February 8, 2023

500 people squeezed into the world’s most epic family photo

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BY YI SHU NG From Mashable

This has got to be the most incredible family photo, period.

500 descendants from one man — all with the same family name, Ren — gathered in an eastern Chinese village to take this epic group shot:

People’s Daily, China

Descendents gather for super-sized family photo

Extended family photos are not unusual in traditional Chinese families, but one this size is no ordinary feat. About 500 descendents of the same ancestor squeezed into a super-size family photo at a village in Shengzhou, a county-level city in East #China‘s Zhejiang province, during the Spring Festival holiday. From the 25th to 31st generation, they were among 1,000 people surnamed Ren who reunited on Jan 31, 2017 in their hometown to celebrate their shared history and genealogy. http://en.people.cn/n3/2017/0204/c90000-9173932.html

In the photo are the 25th to 31st generations of this family from Shishecun, in Zhejiang.

The photo was taken behind the basalt formations where the village was founded 20 years ago.

It took 30 minutes for the Rens to get into position, with organiser, Ren Tuanjiebarking instructions through a loudhailer.

They were able to trace the extensive family tree through 13 genealogy scrolls. It’s estimated that over 1,000 people in seven generations of Rens are still alive, said Ren Tuanjie — whose name means “unity,” incidentally.

Ren said he’s trying to reach about a third of the 1,000 people who have left the village, in order to document them.

LetsGoPlayqoq commented: “The youngest child is probably getting all the red packets (with money in them) until he can’t take it anymore.”

To which JinChiHeHua replied: “The oldest is probably bankrupt from distributing all the angpows,” and JianghuEvilCantDefeat added: “You probably can get rich by being in this family.”

NayamiXiaoJiang jokes: “Wait, did you say you’re going to invite the whole family to dinner? I’ll start making calls.”

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