Friday, June 23, 2006

a lucky year for weddings

from CNN's 'Year of Widow' spurs wedding rush

The anomaly in this lunar year is that it includes two first days of spring, one at the very start last January and the other at the very end early next February. Korean fortune tellers say that, in years this rare, water will flow along dry river-beds. Having two springs in a year creates prosperous energy and means it is a good time to get married," said Kang Pan-seok, vice-director of the Korean Fortune Tellers' Association. Kang said the double-spring phenomenon had only occurred 12 times since 221 B.C.

And the rush is on to get hitched this year because fortune tellers call the 2007-08 lunar period the year of the widow.

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