KUALA LUMPUR: On the ninth day of the ninth month that is considered an auspicious date by ethnic Chinese, ninety-nine couples tied the knot in a mass wedding ceremony at a Chinese temple in Malaysia.
The number nine in Chinese sounds like the word for “long lasting”. So the organisers took advantage of it by holding an annual event – a mass wedding ceremony at the Thean Hou temple in Kuala Lumpur for the couples seeking a Buddhist wedding.
Most of the couples dressed in black suits and white bridal dresses but there are also a few who chose to wear red – a colour that symbolizes luck, joy and happiness in Chinese culture and it is also a traditional color worn by Chinese brides. The couples were blessed by a priest in a red robe before taking their vows and ended with a group photograph.