Mass wedding on New Year's Eve in Indonesia

World December 31, 2017 16:33

jakarta - Hundreds of people went into the marriage boat in Indonesia shortly before the turn of the year. Almost 450 couples gathered a few hours before midnight in a big tent in the center of Jakarta. There they could pray with relatives before they signed their wedding certificates.

Many participants wore colorful traditional robes. ' We wanted an unforgettable experience. We are so glad we joined today, 'a 38-year-old bride was beaming. Her thirty-year-old husband said she was grateful that the local government made marriage possible.

Governor Anies Baswedan congratulated the participants and promised that the city would organize the event every New Year's Eve. ' We plan to do this every year, '' said the driver, who was photographed with several couples. The authorities had taken strict security precautions as a precaution.

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