12-12-12 Extremely Lucky For Some

Tranquilpen By Tranquilpen, 11th Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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If you happen to be chinese! What is this massive even feverish rush by single chinese people all over the world, to tie the proverbial knot tomorrow on 12 December 2012? According to the chinese calender, it is considered very lucky and sure to bring everlasting good fortune to couples who decided to get married on this date

So, What’s In A Wedding Date?

Forget about once in a lifetime: this year, thousands of couples are tying the knot on 12-12-12, a once in a century wedding date.

A recent survey by David's Bridal, indicated that approximately 7,500 brides will be saying “I do” on the 12th December 2012. Putting things in perspective, that's a massive 1,446 percent rise from last year's very ordinary12-12-2011.

This date, 12/12.2012 is highly popular throughout the world. The French news agency Agence France Presse reports that in Hong Kong that four times as many couples will be married on 12-12-12, as compared to last year, and in Singapore, and about 540 couples will be married on 12-12-12, which is roughly eight times as many from the previous year.

Mythology

According to legend, the Chinese New Year first started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian. The Nian would come on the first day of New Year to eat crops, livestock, and even villagers, mostly children. For protection against the Nian, the villagers used to put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year.
It was commonly believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn’t attack any more people. At one time, people saw that the Nian was scared away by a young child clothed in red. The villagers then realized that the Nian was also afraid of the color red.

This is the reason why, every time the New Year was about to come, the villagers would busy themselves hanging up dozens of red lanterns and red spring scrolls on their windows and doors. They also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian. From that day on, Nian never came to their village again.

4 Is Death!

The figure four is bad news. The figure Fourteen is much worse. Un lucky “Thirteen” was happy about the company. In Chinese, Japanese, and also Korean, the words for "four" and "death", whilst being written differently, are pronounced the same way. Asian works of media tend to treat the number 4, the same way Westerners treat the number 13.

Building floors and apartments, much like the number 13 omissions on some western buildings, are (mis)numbered to omit the fourth floor or substitute the letter F for the numeral, and many Japanese people prefer to use the word "yon" (another word for four) rather than"shi".

Evil or bad groups of four are often given the name of Shitennō , which is a reference to the Four Heavenly Kings, The Buddhist guardian gods of the four cardinal directions. Traditionally the name Shitennō was applied to a samurai lord's four best men, which is the root of the "four subordinates to a powerful leader" theme in many Japanese stories (while at the time, you're more likely to see heroes in groups of three or five).

Christianity also has several examples of Four carrying a negative or death connotation for example the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and the Four Last Things (Death, Judgment, Hell, and Glory). The number four is also prominent in Judaism, some examples being the four worlds described in the Kabbalah, the four sons the four horns of the altar in Daniel, the forty days of raining during the Deluge, and the four matriarchs (not to mention the Tetragrammaton, or four letter name—the written name of God YHVH).


Source: : http://shine.yahoo.com/love-sex/12-12-12-thousands-couples-head-altar-190600437.html


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As Andre' Hartslief, I strongly believe, that In life, there are no justified resentments.”We the old legends will become relics and fade away, while new giants emerge in our world of sobering truths.

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author avatar vpaulose
11th Dec 2012 (#)

Nice, I have also written one.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
12th Dec 2012 (#)

Thank you, I will go over there and have a look Paul.

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author avatar Robb714
11th Dec 2012 (#)

Very informative, thank you!

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author avatar Tranquilpen
12th Dec 2012 (#)

Hello Robb 714, Glad you enjoyed it my friend. Thank you for reading.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Dec 2012 (#)

Beliefs and superstition can never be wished away. Interesting share, TP, thanks - siva

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author avatar Tranquilpen
12th Dec 2012 (#)

Much like urban legends I think. Often have a wisp of substance to them. Thanks Siva for reading.

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author avatar Retired
12th Dec 2012 (#)

:-)

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author avatar Tranquilpen
12th Dec 2012 (#)

You are most welcome RDN :-))

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author avatar writestuff
12th Dec 2012 (#)

Very enjoyable read. Interesting and timely. Thanks for sharing. Article reminded me of 'the sin-eaters legends of the Appalachians.

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author avatar M G Singh
14th Dec 2012 (#)

Interesting post.

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author avatar vpaulose
29th Dec 2012 (#)

Thank you Tranquilpen for your affectionate appreciation. Wish you a prosperous and happy New Year.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
9th Jan 2013 (#)

A healthy New Year to you as well thank you Vpaulose

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author avatar Songbird B
13th Feb 2013 (#)

What a great article and fascinating too Andre'..This was a great read my friend..

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