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December 12, 2012, 04:54:34 PM

Evreka

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Today is a very funny date: 12-12-12 which for once is the same for all of us regardless of where we live! For once the format of the date doesn't matter and we will all understand this as the dozenth day of the dozenth month of the dozenth year this century. ;)

In Sweden there has been an unusual amount of couples who have wanted to get married today. In fact some churches have allowed "drop-in marriages" to raise to the occasion!  :o  Is this a national phenomenon in my corner of the world only, or do you recognize it from your countries too? Are there any other unusual ways in which people have decided to "celebrate" or take advantage of this easy-to-remember date that you know of?

What have YOU done today? Are there anything you think would be fun to remember in the future or has it so far been a completely ordinary day?
 
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December 18, 2012, 05:01:52 PM
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Oooh, so sorry I didn't see this on the 12th! Better late than never? I tried mightily to think of something I did that day that was significant and couldn't think that I did anything in particular ... until I realized that on that date I played 12 rounds of a game called Mexican Train which is played with a double set of 12 color, 12 Numbers  dominoes! (I lost - is that significant?)
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December 18, 2012, 09:04:50 PM
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We also had a large amount of weddings here in Australia. Makes it easy to remember the anniversary. I was amused that when I looked in here it said 12 reads. Spooky
  
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December 20, 2012, 10:42:39 PM
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For my part I did nothing special on the 12th.

I learned (on the 20th) that the winter solstice in Sweden will take place: 2012-12-21 kl. 12:12 ;)
Those digits (one and two) seems to be cropping up in many fun places.
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January 28, 2013, 01:20:33 PM
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Aside from the fact that (20)12-12-12 is an easy date to remember, in Chinese, "two zero one two one two one two" sounds like "two people want love want love want love".

Related Channel NewsAsia report about the wedding boom in Singapore and Hong Kong: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1242030/1/.html
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January 28, 2013, 01:45:38 PM
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Aside from the fact that (20)12-12-12 is an easy date to remember, in Chinese, "two zero one two one two one two" sounds like "two people want love want love want love".
What a fun fact! :D Thanks for sharing it with us! And what a nice meaning it has in Chinese!
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January 28, 2013, 01:58:21 PM
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What a fun fact! :D Thanks for sharing it with us! And what a nice meaning it has in Chinese!

You are welcome. :) 4 January 2013 was also a popular wedding date, because 2013-1-4 (two zero one three one four) sounds like "loving you (for) one lifetime (and) one age".
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January 28, 2013, 02:15:27 PM
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You are welcome. :) 4 January 2013 was also a popular wedding date, because 2013-1-4 (two zero one three one four) sounds like "loving you (for) one lifetime (and) one age".
Oh! What a beauty to have a language in which the dates get meaning!  :D And that meaning in particular... No wonder people wanted to marry then!
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January 28, 2013, 02:42:11 PM
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Oh! What a beauty to have a language in which the dates get meaning!  :D And that meaning in particular... No wonder people wanted to marry then!
Only if the numbers read out individually sound close to a sentence/phrase though, most ordinary days don't mean anything in particular.
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February 14, 2013, 05:56:31 AM
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Today's date, 2013-2-14, in Chinese: "loving you (for) one lifetime, loving (you for) one age".

Next year's Valentine's Day, 2014-2-14, will be "loving you (for) one age, loving (you for) one age".
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February 14, 2013, 09:12:22 PM
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Today's date, 2013-2-14, in Chinese: "loving you (for) one lifetime, loving (you for) one age".
Very fitting for Valentine's Day!  :hearts: :heart:

It gives a different meaning to someone talking about "loving digits" - in Chinese apparently the digits themselves can speak of love. Some magic! :harry:
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February 15, 2013, 08:56:21 PM
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It makes me wonder if Arithmancy is of Chinese origin. The magical meanings of numbers in English require a lot of research to understand, but in Chinese they speak for themselves. I think it's because Chinese words are short, so there's bound to be overlap of meaning.
Keep it coming, Hermione P It's lovely to know that the day we wake up to has meaning. My birthdate is 05-01-61 (5th of January, 1961). Does it have a Chinese meaning?
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February 16, 2013, 02:14:57 AM
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I think it's because Chinese words are short, so there's bound to be overlap of meaning.

Keep it coming, Hermione P It's lovely to know that the day we wake up to has meaning. My birthdate is 05-01-61 (5th of January, 1961). Does it have a Chinese meaning?

I think it's more to do with the fact that there are more Chinese words than sounds, so there are many instances of different words with the same pronunciation but different meaning.

Can't think of anything in particular for your birthday BillieMac, the best I can think up for 1961 is "easy long road easy" = it's easy for the path to be easy for a long time.
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May 20, 2013, 01:17:17 PM
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Today, 20th May, is Love Confession Day in China because "five two zero" sounds like "I love you" in Chinese.
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September 09, 2013, 11:51:31 AM
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Today's date, 2013-9-9 reads as two zero one three nine nine or "love you one life long long".
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September 09, 2013, 05:20:56 PM
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This is sweet ! It would be the perfect day to meet someone nice or to get married ... :hearts:

How about my birthday: 17. June 1974.

 ( I like BillieMac's birth year reading very much,  so I had to ask, hope you don't mind .. ;) )
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September 10, 2013, 02:43:32 AM
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How about my birthday: 17. June 1974.

 ( I like BillieMac's birth year reading very much,  so I had to ask, hope you don't mind .. ;) )
It doesn't mean anything in particular.
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January 01, 2014, 04:10:16 AM
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Happy New Year everyone! It's said on the Chinese internet that the person who counts down to 2014 will be your soulmate for life, because they will be with you 1314 (for one lifetime and one age).
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February 14, 2014, 08:21:09 AM
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Next year's Valentine's Day, 2014-2-14, will be "loving you (for) one age, loving (you for) one age".

As I posted exactly one year ago today, today's date is special. It also happens to coincide with the First Full Moon Festival (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Full_Moon_Festival), the last day of Chinese New Year and one of two equivalents the Chinese has of Valentine's Day. So... very popular wedding date.

1 March is even more popular, because of the "one lifetime one age" date (1-3-14).
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March 04, 2014, 02:13:20 AM
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March 3rd - the 3rd day of the 3rd month is 'I Want You to be Happy Day'. It is a Day to remember to be thoughtful of others even when you may not be having the best of days. (OF course doing this every day is best but today is a special day for this skill!) Smile at someone. Give a call to a friend just to say 'Hi!'. Send a greeting across the miles.

Giving away happiness is something that can't be done really because happiness always comes back to you!

So to all of you - I wish you a wonderful  'I Want You to be Happy Day!'  :hearts:
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