Wednesday, 12 December 2012
WEDDING BOOM ON 12/12/12
Couples from Hong Kong and Singapore are flocking to tie the knot on 12/12/12, sparking a wedding boom on the century’s last sequential dates seen as auspicious by some to guarantee a happy marriage. Dates like 10/10/10 or 11/11/11 have traditionally seen couples from the two places rush to get married, with registrations set to surge on Dec. 12 this year, which is viewed as signifying “love.”
Hong Kong’s marriage registry said it has received 696 notifications from couples planning to get married on Wednesday, nearly four times the daily average of 177 registrations in October, according to a spokesman.