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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Fa and Blessings on 8/8/8

Go < a href= http://videos.howstuffworks.com/reuters/7567-chinas-lucky-number-8-video.htm#>here< to learn more about why the number 8 is lucky according to Chinese Superstition. Apparantly, the superstition has caught on even here in the US, where hundreds are have planned their wedding for 08/08/08, including a wedding at which I will officiate tommorrow at 8:08 PM.

In Chinese the number 8 is pronounced in a similar way as the word prosperity (fa). So to get married on 08/08/08 is like getting married on fa,fa,fa- which is a lot of prosperity. (notice the Olympics will open on 08/08/08 at 8:08 as well...)

So fa and blessings to all the newlyweds
:: posted by Padre Rob+, 1:01 PM


i'm playing for a wedding today but it is at 3 p.m. and they are not Chinese as fas as I know! Luiz and a friend coming to Mass at the cathedral tonight so it will be interesting to meet them.
Blogger John the organist, at 12:22 AM  

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