Monday, October 27, 2008

Massive Wedding

...At The Bird's Nest

Now that the Olympics games are finished, the venue needs to find a new purpose! Last weekend, two hundred and thirty policemen, who took part in Olympic security work, tie the knot in a group wedding ceremony held in front of the Bird’s Nest in Beijing.

Beijing municipality initiated annual group wedding in the 1930s, in a bid to simplify the extensive wedding ceremonies of olden times. The practice was suspended during the War of Resistance Against Japanese's Aggression (1937-45) but made a comeback after the war.