Chinese prefer to marry on 10-10-10

Chinese wedding symbol
Beijing, Oct 10: Many Chinese couples decided to tie the knot on Sunday, Oct 10 as the date appears like 10-10-10, which they believe that the lucky number 10 will give them a long happy married life.

The number 10 implies 'perfection' in China. Many young people decided to start their married life with the blessing of the magic number 10-10-10, a date whose symmetry has occurred once a year since 2001 and will do so until 2012.

China Daily reported that marriage registration offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Jinan, Dalian and Zhengzhou decided to work extra hours on Sunday to to register new couples.

Earlier on August 8, 2008 (08-08-08) and on Sep 9, 2009 (09-09-09) many Chinese couples started their married life as these dates were also believed to be lucky.

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