8.8.08 — Luckiest Day of the Year?

8.8.08 — Luckiest Day of the Year?

Jeanine Brennan
Aug 8, 2008

Its 8/08/08. The 8th day of the 8th month of the 8th year of this millenium. Its no coincidence that the Chinese chose to start the Olympics in Beijing today — at exactly 8:08pm. The date and time were specially picked in a bid to bring them luck — in many circles today is considered the luckiest day of the year...

We didn't wake up today feeling very lucky. With the rainy, unseasonably chilly New England weather today, we were actually feeling quite the opposite. But once we read what day it was we felt a bit better.


The lucky number eight means wealth and prosperity to Asians who observe Chinese numerology. Additionally, if you lay 8 on its side, it represents the symbol for infinity. So the triple-eight day just might be the most auspicious day for believers of lucky numbers.

Chinese authorities predict about 15,000 couples will marry on this day in Beijing. Proud parents Janet and Michael Stiteler of Atlantic City welcomed son Van Christian Stiteler on August 8 at 8:08 a.m.

What about you? Did anything lucky happen to you today?

pic 1: UK Daily Mail online

pic 2: annamatic 3000's flickr photostream

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