E-mail lunthesis@163.com Phone 0551-65179860-203

8-day holiday sees surge in wedding ceremonies

Pub Date:2020-10-15 14:44 Source:chinadaily.com.cn

People attend a group wedding in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, Oct 1, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

With the COVID-19 pandemic brought under control in China, couples who postponed weddings in the first half of the year rushed to tie the knot during the rep National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, resulting in a surge in demand for wedding services.

Hunliji, an online wedding services provider, said the eight-day holiday, which ended on Oct 8, was busiest period for weddings since the outbreak began.

It said more than 600,000 couples held wedding ceremonies across China during the holiday, 11.2 perp more than during the seven-day National Day holiday last year.

Liu Yan, a 32-year-old photographer from Xi'an, Shaanxi province, said his nine-member team was worn after shooting 23 wedding ceremonies over the holiday.

"Many couples booked our photography services as early as January, but postponed their weddings due to the pandemic," he said. "We shot seven couples in just one day on Oct 6."

Hotel managers also saw demand for wedding-related services boom over the holiday.

Wu Chenhong, deputy general manager of Duoli International Hotel in Jixi county, Anhui province, said it hosted about 35 couples during the holiday and prepared more than 1,000 banquet tables.

Though that was significantly less than during the National Day holiday last year, Wu said it was a marked improvement on earlier holidays this year, when only a handful of people held wedding banquets due to concerns about the pandemic.

"The hotel's receptions peaked on Oct 4, when about 200 tables of wedding banquets were arranged just in one day," she said. "We also had to refuse many reception reservations over the National Day holiday because we had reached maximum capacity."

She said the boom in bookings may last till the end of this month.


Related News
- Draft law expected to better protect personal info    2020-10-14 08:44
- Nine GI products added in Anhui    2020-10-12 10:22
- Integrating media forms urged to better serve the public    2020-09-28 08:43
- Village-level cultural centers spring up in China's Anhui    2020-09-24 14:44
photo  >>
Chaohu to reap good harvest despite floods
High-speed railway boosts domestic tourism
Video  >>
(AmazingAnhui)She inkstone, a national cultural heritage in E China's Anhui
(AmazingAnhui)Huizhou inkstick, a cultural heritage in E China's Anhui
People  >>
Draft law to better prevent juvenile crimes
Farmers regain confidence after floodwaters recede
Travel  >>
Three counties in Anhui awarded national honor for ecological civilization
Railway plan adds services in 4th quarter
Contact Us
Copyright ©2000-2016 anhuinews.com All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.