Chinese couples rush to register marriages on CPC centenary to mark ‘glorious’ day
Published: Jul 01, 2021 02:44 PM
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China is seeing a rise of marriage registrations on Thursday as new couples seek to add more "glory" to their big day on the special occasion in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). 

The Global Times learned from marriage registration offices in several cities that the number of couples getting registered today is much more than that of regular weekdays. 

A staffer at the Civil affairs bureau in Jinan, East China's Shandong Province, told the Global Times on Thursday that they have received more than 30 couples in the morning. 

"We could see that many of them are Party members as they were wearing a Party emblem on their clothes," she said.

In Baoshan district of Shanghai, people were also waiting in a long line at the marriage registration site, according to a staffer there, who said the number of people coming is much more than that of normal days.  

When asked why they chose the Party's centenary day to register their marriages, many new couples said they wanted to add more "glory" of the country's big day to their personal big day. 

"My girlfriend and I are both Party members so we thought this would be a unique way for us to mark this special day and also for the country," said a resident, surnamed Bai, from Shenzhen, South China's Guangzhou Province. 

Another Beijing resident Shasha Liu who finished her marriage registration with her boyfriend Thursday morning told the Global Times that they chose today out of a good wish - "Hope our love would last one hundred years, just like today (the Party's centenary)."

A grand ceremony marking the centenary of the CPC is held on Thursday at Tiananmen Square in Beijing.