Happy 5-2-0!

Cute handiwork using pebbles to depict a boy wooing a girl

Ever wondered why 20th May is such a popular date for weddings?

In Chinese Numerology, numbers are put together based on the Chinese word that the number sounds similar to. This primarily stems from the Cantonese culture, but has also spread to other Chinese dialects. So for 5-2-0, it sounds a lot like 我爱你 (I Love You), thus making it a special and meaningful day for some to celebrate their love.

Perhaps the more commonly known one would be 1314 (一生一世), which sounds like “one life, one lifetime” in both Mandarin and Cantonese. It is often linked to the vows in English “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part”.