Marrying for luck on 8/8/08

Friday, August 08, 2008

The Beijing Olympics start on an auspicious date in Chinese culture, but it’s not the only event happening on 8/8/8 for superstitious reasons. Thousands of Chinese Americans have picked this day to get married in the hope it’ll bring them luck. The Takeaway speaks to one couple who fought hard for event space on a day of big demand for weddings.
Guest: Victor Chiu, a New Yorker of Chinese descent who is getting married on August 8, 2008 (8/8/08).

Contributors:

Jim Colgan

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