onsdag 14. oktober 2020

'Golden week': wedding season boom in China with 600,000 couples tying knot

Couples have rushed to get married over China’s national day holiday in the first wedding season since the coronavirus pandemic began. Months of delayed nuptial celebrations were crowded into the “golden week” holiday, traditionally a popular time for weddings, that ended on Wednesday as hotels, banquet halls and other wedding venues were booked out.

Officials have hailed the holiday that saw 637 million people moving across the country in a bout of so-called “revenge travel” as a sign of effective measures against the virus and the beginning of a consumer-led economic recovery. According to the ministry of culture and tourism, people spent about 466bn yuan ($69.5bn).