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Rose Wedding Ceremony


On Wednesday October 24th 2007 the Concert Hall in City Hall, Cork played host to an unusual and highly impressive “ Rose Wedding Ceremony “

Rose Wedding Ceremony group

The Rose Wedding is a huge Chinese festival celebrating marriage, which takes place every October in Shanghai. The streets come alive during the festival, with street parties and entertainment, as the newlyweds are paraded like celebrities around the city. As part of the experience, a Rose Wedding Committee works closely with a Chinese travel agency to select a destination for the Rose Wedding Honeymoon.

As a direct result of approaches from Tourism Ireland, the Rose Wedding Committee was invited to Ireland on a familiarization visit and, as a result, Ireland was chosen as the destination for this year’s Rose Wedding honeymoon.

The newlyweds, accompanied by Tourism Ireland, traveled around many of Ireland’s beautiful regions including Limerick, Cork, Clare, Waterford and Dublin. As Cork was twinned with Shanghai in a ceremony held in May 2005 as part of our Capital of Culture celebrations Cork City Council was delighted to be chosen to be an important link in this event. Every step of the trip, including the ceremony in City Hall was filmed by the Chinese Saturday night prime-time show, “Dating on Saturday”, which has a viewership of over 1.6 million.

Rose Wedding Ceremony l.m.& lms

The Lord Mayor Cllr. Donal Counihan attended the Rose Wedding Ceremony with the Lady Mayoress Breda Counihan.

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