The rate of growth in the number of marriages was the fastest in 2019 for the past thirty years, the Central Statistical Office (KSH) said. KSH said in a statement that a “wedding boom” had taken place in 2019. By the end of September, more people had tied the knot than in the full year of 2018, it added. The number of marriages had been declining steadily since the mid-1970s, but this trend turned around after 2010, with their number doubling between 2010 and 2016. Last year, 62,000 couples got married compared with 36,000 in 2010.