A wedding marathon in Russia on 12.12.12

However, almost 600 pairs of lovebirds have applied to their local registry office to get married on the actual date of December 21.

However, almost 600 pairs of lovebirds have applied to their local registry office to get married on the actual date of December 21.

ITAR-TASS

The "three-number day" has been popular ever since January 1, 2001. Those who plan to marry on the "three-number day" are sure that the numbers will protect them. More than a thousand couples wed on December 12 in Moscow alone: a record for a Wednesday. 

It would seem that those who believe in the magic of numbers and those who believe in the impending apocalypse on December 21 are essentially one and the same. Therefore, they probably consider it to be bad form to get married one week before the end of the world in an atmosphere of feverish angst. However, almost 600 pairs of lovebirds have applied to their local registry office to get married on the actual date of December 21.

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