Thousands marry on Taiwan’s ‘I Love You’ day

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/20
By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, May 20 (CNA) More than 4,700 couples registered their marriage 201505200032t000111throughout Taiwan on Taiwan’s “I Love You” day Wednesday, May 20, a date that is considered auspicious for couples to tie the knot.

In the Mandarin language, the pronunciation of the words for 520 is similar to the sound of “I love you 我愛你.”

The Ministry of the Interior (MIO) said that as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, 4,766 marriages had been registered for the day throughout Taiwan, 892 of which were in in New Taipei City, 603 in Taichung, 566 in Kaohsiung, 564 in Taipei, and 466 in Taoyuan City.

The total number was expected to rise as some household registration offices had extended their business hours to 8 p.m.     [FULL  STORY]

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