There's really nothing special about today's symmetrical date, but some people and cultures ascribe powerful significance to the number nine. To them today's date is much-anticipated (or feared):
- Chinese culture considers the number nine auspicious. In the major Chinese dialects, the word for "nine" sounds similar to long-lasting.
- Hindus revere the number nine because it's considered a complete number that represents the end of a cycle in the decimal system.
- In Japanese, the word for nine is a homophone for the word for suffering, so the number is considered unlucky.
- In numerology, the number nine is associated with tolerance, generosity, forgiveness, benevolence, passion, romance, creative energy, and success.
How about you? Any adventures associated with the unusual date?