Taichung City held a one-day golden, platinum and diamond wedding celebration with Taichung City Mayor Jason Hu personally in attendance. Eight-hundred-twenty-one loving couples celebrated 50 years or more of marriage, 11 celebrated their 70-year platinum anniversary. Together with Mayor Hu they cut a five-story "Together Forever" anniversary cake. Hu said that staying married for as long as 50 or 60 years is no easy feat and is a testament to marital bliss and destiny. He then congratulated them on their everlasting unions. Mayor Hu distributed collectors' items to the couples: a commemorative compact disc with color photos of the couples and plaques emblazoned with a "pitcher and cup" emblem.