Thousands of people across China are getting married, believing that the date of 9 September 2009 will guarantee a long and happy union.
The date “nine, nine” sounds like the saying “jiu,jiu” in Chinese, which can be translated as “long lasting”.
The fact it is also 2009 has made the day even luckier for many Chinese, the state-run China Daily newspaper says.
On 8 August last year there was a rush on weddings in China, as the number eight sounds like the word for wealth.
Chinese believes numbers like western people believe number 13 is a symbol of bad luck.