By on February 1, 2012

Chinese blame their notoriously jam-packed streets on all kinds of things, preferably on government-types driving around needlessly in their government-issued cars. This time, it’s different. This traffic jam is caused by young couples who rush to the altar the municipal government building for their nuptials. Why the sudden run on weddings?

“It happened on January 30, the 8th day of the Chinese New Year,” the culturally clued-in Carnewschina tells us. “Because 8 is a lucky number in China, many couples will get married on that particular day.”

This traffic jam was caused in front of the Taizhou municipal government buildings in Taizhou in China’s Zhejiang Province.

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