By: Chang Che-fon, Huang Kuo-fang and Kay Liu
Taipei, May 20 (CNA) Over 3,000 couples chose to register their marriage across Taiwan as of 6:00 p.m. Friday, because May 20 is associated with the words “I love you” in Taiwan, according to the Ministry of the Interior.
New Taipei saw the biggest number of people registering their marriage among all cities and counties of Taiwan: 547 couples, followed by Kaohsiung, where 401 couples did so. Coming in third was Taichung, with 393 couples; followed by Taoyuan, with 332 couples; Taipei, with 270 couples; and Tainan, with 215 couples.
Last year on this day, 4,888 couples officially tied their knots.
Different household registration offices prepared various gifts, such as handmade soaps, or special activities for couples who completed their marriage registration.
According the Civil Code, a marriage is only valid in writing and after completing household registration. [FULL STORY]