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Marriage rush on Chinese Valentine's Day

(Ecns.cn) Updated: 2015-08-20 16:57 Comments

Marriage rush on Chinese Valentine's Day

Couples queue to have their marriage registered at a civil affairs bureau in Fuzhou city, East China's Fujian province, Aug 20, 2015, the day of the Qixi Festival, often known as Chinese Valentine's Day. Qixi Festival is celebrated on the seventh day of the seventh month of the Chinese lunar calendar, and falls on Aug 20 this year. According to traditional Chinese folklore, it is the day when the Weaver Girl (Zhinu) and Cowherd (Niulang) can finally reunite for a night after a year's separation. [Photo/China News Service]

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