China News Service, Beijing, February 22 (Xu Jing) On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, the 22nd day of the first month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Year of the Tiger, Renyin.

On this day when there are nine even-numbered "2s", at seven o'clock in the morning, there was already a long queue at the entrance of the Marriage Registration Office of the Civil Affairs Bureau of Haidian District, Beijing.

Mr. Li, who was at the front of the line, told reporters that in order to register successfully on this day, he arrived at four o'clock.

  Mr. Li's lover, Ms. Zhao, introduced to reporters that since their student days, the two have been in love for more than ten years.

In June this year, she will graduate from Peking University as a Ph.D. student. After graduation, she will return to her hometown of Inner Mongolia to start a new stage of life.

  "Today is my 28th birthday. I originally planned to register on the 22nd. Later, I learned from the Internet that today is still a popular marriage registration day in the country. It can be said that I am overjoyed." She said.

  Why is February 22 this year so popular with newcomers?

In the folk, even numbers such as "2" are often given the meaning of "pairs and pairs", especially this year, February 22 happened to meet the 22nd day of the first month of the lunar calendar, and it was also a Tuesday.

In addition, the festive atmosphere of the Lunar New Year and the Beijing Winter Olympics is still continuing, and today has become a joyous day of "a hundred years of good luck" and "once in a thousand years".

  Marriage has been regarded as a major event in Chinese life since ancient times.

In recent years, people have also presented new features in the choice of marriage registration dates: among the festivals to convey feelings, the traditional Chinese festival Qixi Festival is more popular than Valentine's Day on February 14.

In addition, the days when "520" and "521" express love through homonyms (I love you) are also popular and become the peak of registration.

  Some scholars believe that in today's popular registration dates, people's compliance with traditional culture is expressed, and it also reflects the current popular elements.

The homonym of good wishes, traditional festivals, auspicious 6, 8, 9... There are more and more options for marriage registration, highlighting the open and casual mentality of new people.

  Li Wei, director of the Marriage Registration Office of the Civil Affairs Bureau of Haidian District, Beijing, introduced that on February 22, the Marriage Registration Office of the Haidian District Civil Affairs Bureau of Beijing accepted a total of 840 marriage registration appointments for newlyweds, which is the marriage registration office that accepts the most appointments on that day in Beijing.

"Today is the day that Haidian District has accepted the most marriage registrations since the epidemic in 2020." Li Wei said that February 22 may also be the peak of marriage registrations this year.

  The reporter learned from the Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau that on February 22, the number of marriage registration appointments in Beijing was 4,718.

The marriage registration departments in all districts have launched services such as opening one hour earlier, closing at noon, and not leaving get off work if they are not finished.

  "Every day is a good day for those who truly love each other", as netizens said, no matter which day you choose to register, love is the main theme of marriage.

"I don't need to be rich or noble, I hope I can live a simple family life after marriage," Ms. Zhao said with a smile.

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