No marriage registration on Valentine's Day

By Zhang Junmian
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Lovebirds in Beijing cannot register for marriage on this year's upcoming Valentine's Day on February 14, the Municipal Civil Affairs Bureau announced on February 6.


Marriage registration offices across the city will not open their doors since the romantic day, which happens to fall on the fifth day of the lunar Chinese calendar, is part of the national statutory Spring Festival holiday between February 9 and February 15, according to an officer at the bureau.

The registration offices' employees will enjoy the festival as scheduled by the State Council, and there are no overtime duty arrangements, the officer said, adding that those who plan to tie the knot can register on workdays after February 15, the sixth day of the lunar calendar.

Data have shown that an increasing number of couples in the capital got registered on the Valentine's Day in recent years, with 3,894 couples and more than 4,000 couples registering on this day in 2011 and 2012, respectively.


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