Wednesday’s date has varied significance for different cultures.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – The number nine means different things to different people in various cultures, and nothing at all to some. However, as reported by LiveScience.com, many in the U.S. have chosen to take advantage of the controversy surrounding Wednesday’s rare symmetrical 09-09-09 date.
As noted in the report, some marketers have chosen to launch products and campaigns or offer specials Wednesday to match the numerical theme. For example, the new animated film, “9,” will be released Wednesday, as well as the new iPod.
As further noted by LiveScience, some regard the number nine as extremely lucky, while others see it worthy of avoiding at all costs. In China, nine is symbolic of long life, due to the pronunciation of it being similar to that of “long-lasting.” However, in Japan nine is equated with suffering and deemed unlucky.
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