Over 100 Phuket couples tie the knot on Valentine’s Day

Phuket couples tie knot on Valentine's Day, photo by PR Phuket.

Over 100 happy Phuket couples officially tied the knot on Valentine’s Day yesterday. The couples registered their marriages at the Mueang Phuket District Office.

To congratulate the newlyweds, District Chief Pairoj Srilamoon gave the couples souvenirs, including hotel vouchers for the first 20 couples. All couples were presented with special frames for their marriage certificates.

The couples also had a chance to enter a lucky draw for more awesome prizes, including gold worth about 7,700 baht.

Other district offices across Phuket held similar special services yesterday. Khatu District Office Chief Thitiwat Boonkit said…

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“We also had marriage registration events on the day of love as well, with both Thai and foreign couples gradually coming to register their marriage with us.”

All across Thailand, lovebirds celebrated Valentine’s Day by registering their marriages.

Love was in the air in Pattaya on Valentine’s Day (yesterday) when nearly 100 couples registered marriages while riding elephants. Some 99 lucky couples registered their marriages on elephants’ backs at Pattaya’s Nong Nooch Tropical Gardens.

After the marriage registrations in the morning, the couples marched around the garden in a procession of elephants, receiving a special souvenir from Kampol to mark their memorable occasion.

Last week, Bangkok’s government invited all couples hit by Cupid’s arrow to register their marriages on Valentine’s Day. It was reported that every couple would be treated to special ceremonies and receive a souvenir from the government office. Furthermore, they would be entered into a draw to win one of ten gold marriage certificates.

Valentine’s Day is not a public holiday in Thailand, but it is widely celebrated. The holiday is particularly popular among younger generations. Like people all over the world, Thai people celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving gifts, such as flowers, chocolates, and teddy bears, to their loved ones. Many Thai restaurants and hotels offer special Valentine’s Day promotions, such as romantic dinners and couples’ packages.

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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