Thursday, August 7, 2008

Olympic Wedding ceremony

Olympic Wedding ceremony
More than 1,000 Chinese couples queued for hours for marriage licenses to wed on August 8(08-08-08 ), the date of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, state media said on Saturday.

The couples crowded marriage registration offices on Friday, the Beijing Daily said, the first day that applications to get married on August 8 were being accepted.

The number eight is auspicious in Chinese, as it is pronounced like the word “fa”, which is part of the expression meaning “to get wealthy”.

“Chinese people are keen to tie the knot on an auspicious date,” Xinhua news agency added. “The opening date of the Olympics adds new meaning.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

As the Beijing Olympics commenced on 8th of August. It's a good news for those Chinese who are wish to get married on this auspicious day. 8th August is an auspicious date for Chinese. That's why the couples crowded marriage registration offices to register their name. Thanks for you pointed out the facts for Chinese.

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Anonymous said...

As the Beijing Olympics commenced on 8th of August. It's a good news for those Chinese who are wish to get married on this auspicious day. 8th August is an auspicious date for Chinese. That's why the couples crowded marriage registration offices to register their name. Thanks for you pointed out the facts for Chinese.

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