08/08/08 – Olympics start, 17000 marry in Beijing

08/08/08 – The Beijing Summer 2008 Olympics officially start today. In addition to that, 17,000 couples in Beijing got married today. Great day to get married and to remember, indeed.

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“Couples said they were moved by national pride, but also by the Chinese enthusiasm for numerology. The Games began on Aug. 8, 2008, and the series of eights — eight sounding like the word for “fortune” — is irresistibly propitious.”