Tens of thousands of lovers across China tied the knot on Sunday, the auspicious "10.10.10" day (October 10, 2010), as Chinese believe three "10"s in a row means absolute perfection.And from the Ventura County Star, a slightly different definition for 10-10-10:
Choosing auspicious dates to get married is a time-honored custom in China. At weddings, perfection can be symbolized in images of the moon, the number 10, or a 10-layered wedding cake.
In Shanghai, 10,150 couples had registered for marriage at civil affairs offices by 6 pm, or about 33 times the figure on an average day. It also set a new daily record in Shanghai, exceeding the marriage registries on "9.9.9" day (September 9, 2009) and "8.8.8" day (August 8, 2008) - two other auspicious days popular among newly-weds.
Kids turning 10 or couples getting married today — on 10-10-10 — might be pleased to know that the No. 10 is lucky, according to those familiar with both Chinese and Western numerology.We had a fun day -- beautiful weather and great fun at the girls' school's Fall Festival. I hope your day was complete perfection!
“The number 10 means ‘complete’ or ‘full,’” said Lixon Durborow, secretary of the Ventura County Chinese American Association. “Of course, 10-10-10 means complete, complete, complete. It’s really, really good.”