KUALA LUMPUR: Valentine’s Day on Feb 14 has been associated with the expression of romantic love between couples.
The day has evolved into an occasion in which couples make gestures of their love by presenting flowers, confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as “valentines”).
It has also become the choice date for couples to wed. Many couples tied the knot during several functions held in the country yesterday.
Twelve couples were married in a ceremony in Ipoh, while 15 couples registered their marriages with the state National Registration Department office in Anson Road, Penang yesterday.
Five couples also registered their marriages at the Penang Chinese Town Hall.
For Joshua David Rajan and his sweetheart Suciani Merdeka, it was certainly a sweet surprise when told their marriage would be registered on Valentine’s Day.
The business partners, both 26, did not plan to tie the knot in George Town yesterday.
“The state NRD selected the date and called us to register our marriage,
“This date definitely came as a surprise for us. It makes our special day extra memorable now,” said Joshua.
Joshua said he met Suciani, a local Eurasian, five years ago.