7384Re: 07-07-07, redux.......
- Jul 6, 2007Sorta makes one wonder how many got married on 6-6-06 (666)? *EG*
--- In email@example.com, "danw888" <danw@...> wrote:
> Here is an article from the Washington Post. Apparently Lucky 7 has
> alot of soon to be married couples and gamblers in hot pursuit of
> the goddess fortuna.
> Lucky in Love? Couples Book 7/7/07 Weddings
> Reservations Are Up For Auspicious Day
> By Kendra Marr
> Washington Post Staff Writer
> Saturday, June 30, 2007; Page A01
> It's unclear whether July 7, 2007, will be the luckiest wedding day
> of the century, but it will certainly be one of the busiest this
> Hotels, wedding planners, caterers, florists and bakers are
> scrambling to accommodate the flood of couples rushing to the altar
> on 7/7/07. They're juggling more events than usual. Some are hiring
> extra help. Old hands say the crush will exceed the number of
> millennium marriages or those celebrated on a typical Valentine's
> There are no official numbers for this day. But one indicator is
> TheKnot.com, a popular wedding Web site. More than 38,000 couples in
> TheKnot.com's registry are planning to wed next Saturday -- more
> than triple the average number of couples that signed up to marry on
> Saturdays in July 2006, said Christa Vagnozzi, a senior editor.
> The date is popular for many reasons, as seven is considered an
> auspicious number in a variety of cultures.
> "It's a little extra luck for a happy, long marriage. Any little bit
> helps," said Deepak Baskaran, 30, of Baltimore, who will be getting
> married next Saturday in the District. "Plus I'll never forget that
> anniversary date, or I'll be in big trouble."
> In the Orthodox Jewish tradition, the bride circles the groom seven
> times when she arrives at the chuppah, a canopy used in weddings,
> symbolizing in part the seven days of creation. Seven candles are
> lit during Kwanzaa. There are seven wonders of the world. The Big
> Dipper is formed from seven stars. Buddha is said to have walked
> seven steps upon his birth. The Islamic tradition involves seven
> levels of heaven. The ancient city of Rome was said to be built on
> seven hills. There are seven deadly sins, as well as virtues, in
> some Christian traditions. And gamblers hit the jackpot with the
> slot machine combination 7-7-7.
> Triple sevens simply amplify the numerological meaning for those
> tying the knot.
> Brides and grooms snatched up wedding venues more than a year in
> advance. Richard Markel, director of the Association for Wedding
> Professionals International, did a survey of 2,000 hotels and
> wedding facilities and discovered that 75 percent were already
> reserved by December for 7/7/07.
> "The good news is that nobody raised their prices," Markel
> said. "They really didn't expect it."
> One wedding planner managed to persuade a bride to get married seven
> minutes after midnight when she couldn't book the triple sevens.
> "There were a lot of brides who actually started looking to buy the
> date from other brides," Markel said.
> Las Vegas, the land of economical and impromptu weddings, is
> particularly hectic. Travel Web site Vegas.com is booking about six
> times as many hotel rooms as normal for that weekend. Some hotels
> and casinos are touting "lucky" deals, such as a chance to win a
> $777 meal and a mass wedding at 7 p.m.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Dominick Carlucci"
> <scorpio_eagle2002@> wrote:
> > Listmates,
> > Perhaps there is indeed something to the 07-07-07 phenomenon after
> > all....
> > I received an email this evening from a friend whose son's
> birthday was
> > some 2 weeks ago. However, due to the various schedules of his
> > family members, he has been trying to co-ordinate a date where
> > could get together to celebrate, and only now has been able to set
> > date for Saturday, 07-07-07.
> > This would mean nothing, of course, if it weren't for the fact
> > it's his son's SEVENTH birthday.......
> > Dominick
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