Happy 08-08-08!

Because of the Chinese belief that 8 is the luckiest number for wealth and prosperity, Chinese officials scheduled the 2008 Olympic Games to begin precisely at 8:08 a.m. on 8/8/08.  Eight is considered the luckiest of all other symbols and numbers because it rhymes with the Mandarin word for wealth.  Other lucky numbers include 6 – prosperity, and 9 – longevity.

In addition to the luck associated with the number 8 in the Chinese culture, eight is 8 is the number of “building” in numerology.  Furthermore, eight turned sideways is the symbol for infinity – forever.  Therefore, many lovers have chosen this special date to celebrate their weddings.

Good luck in whatever the rest of your day holds!

This entry was posted in Holidays & Special Days. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s