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Triple 8’s Sets The Date

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If you could pick an ideal date to marry, what would it be? Last year it was 07/07/07. Well this year it would be Friday, 08/08/08!

The number eight has long been considered fortuitous in China, where people pay extra to have it in phone numbers and licence plates.

The opening ceremony for the Beijing Olympic Games falls on Aug. 8. In China, the pronunciation of the word eight sounds like the phrase for great fortune, said Han-Chia Li, an instructor of Chinese at the University of Mississippi.

A reported record 9,000 Chinese couples plan to tie the knot that day.


Written by smalltalkwitht

August 6, 2008 at 10:38 pm

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