Facts about lucky 8

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#8 has long been regarded as the luckiest number in Chinese culture. With pronunciation of 'Ba' i

The number 8 represents continued abundance and business success because it looks like the infinity symbol. Eight is a the luckiest number in Chinese Feng Shui because the word for it sounds like the word for “prosperous growth” in Chinese. A double eight, as in 88, is said to bring double joy.

How about Friday’s opening ceremony of the Olympic Games – set to begin on 8/8/08 at 8:08 p.m. The 8/8/08 so attractive to Chinese Olympic officials is the numeral’s perfect symmetry: it’s the only number that can be sliced in half, horizontally or vertically, with each half mirroring the other.

In Judaism, the eighth day of a boy’s life is when he enters into a covenant with God and the Jewish people by having his foreskin removed. The bris is a sacred ritual, but it could also be the reason you won’t see a lot of Jewish men rushing out to get married Friday.

The Pythagoreans called the number eight “Ogdoad” and considered it the “little holy number”

Number 8 is the symbol of harmony and balance.

Number 8 symbolizes the ability to make decisions.

Most umbrellas have eight sides.

The stop sign has eight sides.

There are eight planets in our Solar System.

It takes eight minutes for the sun’s light to reach the earth.

The birth of the Virgin Mary is celebrated nine months later on September 8th.

March 8, is the International Women’s Day.

Number 8 symbolizes abundance, power and Joy.

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