The Beijing Morning Post reports that these days, many
young people are choosing to get married on "Singles Day," which
falls on November 11 this year.
The paper says some young people see the four "ones" in the date
as a good omen that can be interpreted as "united as having one
heart and one soul, and living together all their lifetime." On the
other hand, this year's Singles Day is on a weekend, and this also
leads to more weddings than on the same day in previous years.
Some other young people plan to get married on Sunday, one day
after Singles Day, because they want to celebrate their last
special day of being single.
Several companies that provide wedding ceremony services told
the newspaper that this weekend is seeing an increase in new
couples of at least 20 percent over previous years.
Singles Day is an exclusive day observed by people who are still
living the single life. It got its name for this reason, and
because the date is comprised of four "ones."
(CRI November 11, 2006)