Most Filipinos prefer to marry in May, says study

Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 03 2017 06:26 PM

MANILA - June may be a traditional month for weddings but most Filipino couples prefer to tie the knot in May, recent data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed.

Around 12 percent of all the weddings in 2015 or 50,469 ceremonies were held in May.

At least 11 percent opted to tie the knot in February, and another 10 percent got hitched in April while the least number of weddings in 2015 happened in November with only 5.2 percent or 21,352 ceremonies.

The study did not cite why more Filipinos prefer to get married during the first half of the year.

Out of 10 weddings, 4 were sealed through civil rights, 3 via Roman Catholic church ceremonies, and one each under rites of other religious sects, Muslim tradition, and tribal wedding respectively.

Filipino men usually get hitched at 28 years old, while it is common for women to tie the knot at 26, the research showed.