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Auspicious dates filled with meaning

DATES with an auspicious meaning have become a popular choice for marriage registrations.

The city's daily record for marriage registrations was set on October 10, 2010, when 10,150 couples became husband and wife.

The number "10-10-10" symbolizes "perfection in everything" for Chinese.

The city's marriage registration centers are always packed with love birds on special dates with auspicious meanings.

On January 4, 2013, nearly 7,300 couples registered at civil affairs bureaus across the city due to the auspicious meaning of the date - 2013/1/4.

When spoken in Chinese, the numbers 201314 sound like the phrase "love you for life."

On December 12, 2012, 4,883 couples tied the knot on the century's last repeating date, which means "want to love" twice in Chinese.

The auspicious date of November 11, 2011, for marriage saw around 5,000 couples get marriage certificates.

Many couples believe the date - 11/11/11 - is auspicious and signifies a "pure heart."

Some 7,189 couples rushed to marriage registration offices across the city on 2008/8/8 because the date has many "8s". It sounds like "strike a fortune."


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