Chinese couple rushed to marry on 'Love You Forever' Day on 4th Jan

Thousands of Chinese couples have queued at registry offices across China, in the hope that marrying on that date would bring them lasting romance.

At least 10,000 couples were due to tie the knot in Beijing, with many more coming without an appointment, the BBC reports.

A similar wedding rush took place on 12 December 2012, which was the century's final repeating date.

Extra government staff had to be deployed to cope with the number of people coming to get married.

According to the report, couples in the southern island province of Hainan even braced bad weather and lined up in the rain, waiting for their chance to say 'I do'.

Source: Bejing Bulletin