Happy 529! Wait, what? Another Love Day?!?!

on 05/29/2017 - 10:34 am

Nine days ago China was abuzz with chatter about love. Why? Because it was May 20th. The day isn't officially a holiday in China, just another excuse to celebrate love.

 

As far as we can tell, this 520 I love you craze was born from human laziness. Before smart phones and WeChat, when people wanted to send a love note via text message, they would write 5, 2, and 0 as when these numbers are pronounced together they supposedly sound like the phrase "I love you" in Chinese. 5 (pronounced "WU") sounds like "Wo" (meaning "I"), 2 (pronounced like the letter "R") for some apparently sounds like "Ai" (meaning "Love), and 0 (pronounced "LING") strangely sounds like "Ni" to some people; which means "you".

 

If you've been in China for at least a year you're probably thinking, "yeah yeah yeah, I know what 520 is, but I've never heard of 529."

 

That's completely understandable as I think we just made this day up. We figure that if you think 520 sounds like the chinese words for I Love You, than we don't see why 529 wouldn't mean, I Love Drinks (as 9 sounds like Jiu, the Chinese words for Alcohol drinks).


So let it be written, so let it be done. 529 is now officially an opportunity for...


 * those of you that were without a partner on 520 to have some fun, or for


 * those of you that were with your partner to reciprocate to the loved one who did so much for you on that day (for example, buy him or her some drinks or let him or her go out for drinks with his or her mates) or for

 

* anyone to buy their friends a drink.

 

If you're looking for things to do on your first 529 celebration today click here for a list of places with great drink specials today!

 

Happy 529!


Please drink responsibly


Happy 529. I Love Drinks Day in China

 

... on a side note, for those of you that love alcohol maybe a little too much, click here to find your nearest AA meeting place.

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