Six thousand couples decided not to let coronavirus deter them from celebrating their happy day. multiple brides and grooms attended mass wedding ceremony in South Korea’s Unification Church on Friday, in spite of health scare from coronavirus in neighbouring China. The couples jetted in from sixty countries around world to attend their wedding. newlyweds were joined by 24,000 guests; some renewing their marriage vows and others watching friends and family tie knot. The church seemed well prepared for such large-scale event as staff handed out hand sanitizer and surgical masks to all attendees. They also checked temperature of the couples.
The Unification Church is famous for holding the mass weddings. It was founded in 1954 by self-declared messiah Sun Myung Moon. The communal weddings started in 1961 and have seen hundreds of thousands of couples walk down aisle. In many cases, bride and groom had been matched and met for first time at the ceremony. One newlywed spoke about marrying amid global spread of coronavirus. He told Reuters news agency: "I'm very happy to attend this deeply blessed joint wedding. Since coronavirus is going around these days, I wore mask to be on safe side." 23-year-old bride from Benin said: "I didn't put on mask because I wanted to be beautiful for my husband."