19 Aug '11, 3am

Get married this year, have Dragon baby next year

Get married this year, have Dragon baby next year

GEORGE TOWN- More couples are getting married this year hoping to have "Dragon" babies under next year's Chinese zodiac sign. Penang Chinese Town Hall vice-chairman Datuk Yeoh Chip Tong, who is also an assistant registrar, said there was always a 10% increase in marriage registrations amongst Chinese couples during the Year of the Rabbit. "They usually get married in the Rabbit year and plan to have a baby the following year as the Chinese consider babies born in the Dragon year to be auspicious and lucky. "The registration of marriages in a Rabbit year is normally higher compared with the year before (Tiger year) as many Chinese avoid it because it represents anger, quarrels and conflict," Yeoh said. He added that 264 marriage registrations amongst Chinese couples had been recorded so far and he expected more during the upcoming auspicious date of 11-11-11 as well as this...

Full article: http://www.divaasia.com/article/14160

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