Couples Rush to Tie the Knot on Bachelor’s Day
With couples rushing to marriage registration offices to file for marriage licenses, the city civil affairs department extended their service hours for couples that plan to get married on November 11. Those who fail to register can queue up at the city’s marriage registration on that day.
Online reservations for marriage registration for November 11 only took a few minutes before it was booked out in Louhu, Futian, Nashan and Yantian districts. Quotas in the Longgang and Bao’an districts only took up half a day. The city’s bureau didn’t need to extend their office hours, but because of the occasion, many of the districts have already planned to extend work hours. Usually the offices use the time in the afternoon to work out files and data but decided to use the time to accommodate marriage registrations.
Last year the offices also opened on a Sunday October 10, which as called a perfect 10 during that day, with around 3,600 couples registered for marriage. November 11 is called Bachelor’s day, which is a symbolic day that couples want to get married on. There are around 60,000 couples married every year in Shenzhen.