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End single days on Singles Day

(Xinhua)

11:04, November 11, 2011

Zhang Junyi (R) proposes marriage in front of his girlfriend in a talk show in Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 10, 2011. Nov. 11, 2011, or 11/11/11, has been recognized by many Chinese people as Super Single's Day or Divine Single's Day as this year falls in numerical harmony with the annual Nov. 11 Single's Day, an informal holiday for those not involved in committed relationships. Single's Day has been celebrated on Nov. 11 since the 1990s, because the date is entirely composed of the single digit "1". But many Chinese bachelors and bachelorettes are looking at 11/11/11 as an auspicious date and they are determined to end their unattached days by taking the plunge of getting married or entering into a romantic relationship on that day. (Xinhua/Chen Yehua)


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