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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Earthquake and 8's Symbolic Meaning

This text message was sent around China:

January 25 — Snowstorm equals natural disaster; 1+2+5=8

March 14 — Bald Tibetans equal man-made disaster; 3+1+4=8

May 12 — Earthquake equals seismic disaster; 5+1+2=8

8.8.08 — the Olympics.


China will be hosting the 2008 Olympics, and the official start Date is August 8, 2008. The number 8 is considered lucky in Chinese, because it also sounds like wealth in Mandarin.

The start date is on the 8th day of the 8th month of the 8th year of the century, a lucky day in what was supposed to be a lucky year for China. It's also Chinese Father's day, since 8 also sounds like Father.

My local bank to celebrate the Chinese Olympic and has many of the paper 8's hanging from their ceilings. Directions below so you can make your own Chinese Olympic paper cut.

Chinese Olympic Papercut Mobile Craft Project for hanging from your ceiling
  • Celebrate China's hosting of the Olympics starting on the 8/8/2008
  • Project only takes minutes to do!
  • Make more than one for your bedroom or class room!

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