56 Couples Say ‘Yes’ to Auspicious Date of 22222 at Mass Wedding in Ipoh
IPOH: A total of 56 couples took part in a mass wedding ceremony at the Ipoh Chinese Chin Woo Athletic Association Hall here on Tuesday February 22.
Association president Datuk Ooi Foh Sing said many couples choose to get married on this day because the number has a good meaning.
“Today is Tuesday, which is the second day of the week and the date is February 22, 2022. In the lunar calendar, today is also the 22nd. So there are nine numbers of twos.
“Nine times two is 18, which means prosperity and good fortune. Therefore, I hope all couples have a good life and love each other forever,” he said in an interview.
Ooi added that the mass wedding here is among the biggest group weddings held in the venue.
“We were supposed to have 60 couples but four had to cancel theirs due to unforeseen circumstances.
“We have couples who stay outside Perak and come back abroad just to get married that day.
“This is one of the biggest events we have organized since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I’m very happy to see a lot of people getting married today,” Ooi said.
Tang Shi Ni, 32, a restaurant manager who married her boyfriend Loh Yoke Jun, 31, planned their wedding three months ago.
“We first met at a bar and sat at different tables. He approached me and the rest was what they say was history
“We chose this date because it symbolizes good fortune,” she said.