Is today the best day for love?
Today's date holds a lot of significance: Another triple day, a huge benefit concert for Hurricane Sandy, oh, and thousands of weddings! Remember 10/10/10 and 11/11/11? Just like in recent years with repeating dates, many couples are tying the knot on this once-in-a-lifetime day in hopes of gaining good karma.
According to a David's Bridal survey, 7,500 American couples will wed today. In comparison, only 485 got married on 12/12/11. That means tons of trips to Vegas, countless discounted wedding packages, and an overflow of Elvis impersonators.
But why so lucky? For starters, this iconic day is considered to be the last major numerical event (January 1, 2101 is the next) of our lifetimes, so many people want to be apart of a historical moment on their big day.
Based off Western numerology, 1 and 2 make a powerful pair that balances each other out — 1 is masculine, while 2 is feminine. One also represents new beginnings and 2 symbolizes union, according to MSN Glo. Sounds like a good relationship to us!
According to Chinese numerology, the number 12, which brings together the ying (2) and the yang (1), brings harmony.
Some also say 12 symbolizes completeness, from the months in a year to the number of hours from day to night. A dozen roses sounds pretty fulfilling to us too!
Couldn't make it to the altar today? There's still time to plan for another wedding anniversary that no one will forget: 11/12/13.
Did you attend a 12/12/12 wedding or know someone who did? What do you think about iconic wedding dates?
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