By Michael Evans
Wedding registries across China were flooded with couples looking to tie the knot yesterday, as the date January 4, 2013 sounds (somewhat) like “I will love you all my life” in Chinese (爱你一生一世).
In Beijing, more than 7,000 couples had reserved spots at registry offices across the city, with officials expecting the total number of newlyweds to reach 10,000.
Over 590 couples received their marriage certificates during regular business hours in one county in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, according to Chinanews.com. the registry, which typically closes at 5:30pm, kept its doors open until 9 in the evening in order to accommodate the lucky day’s crowds.
Those not quite ready to exchange vows could instead head to the movie theater to see 201314, a romantic film opening in cinemas across China yesterday.