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Topic Reading-Vol.2846-1/26/2020

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2020/01/26 Topic Reading-Vol.2846-1/26/2020

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Authorities urged to allow marriages on Feb 2

Is the 2nd day of February 2020 so special? The day is shown as 2.2.2020 either by d/m/yyyy-order like in European countries or m/d/yyyy-order like in American countries. But in Chinese influenced countries, the date will be indicated as 20200202 in yyyy/mm/dd order. So what? Well, it looks symmetric, 2020 and 0202, and some soon-to-be-married couples want to have their marriage certificate on that particular day. Why so? That’s because Chinese people think good things come in pairs, they prefer to marry on an even day, especially on this symmetric even date. Unfortunately, February 2nd this year is Sunday and marriage registration offices are closed. But nowadays, Chinese municipal offices are more flexible to accommodate requests from their citizens. The Wuhan City Bureau of Civil Affairs in Hubei province said they will accept online applications to get married on Sunday, February 2, 2020. That sounds like a nice touch. But wait a minute. Wuhan? Isn’t that the city that the deadly coronavirus spread from? Will that still be a good day to get married?

Read the article and think about a day of significance in life to you.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202001/08/WS5e152f2ca310cf3e355831cf.html

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