Asians lead celebrations of ‘lucky 12/12/12’ with mass weddings

DOES 12/12/12 date has magical luck attached to it? Well, thousands of couples in Asia Wednesday flocked to the marriage registries to tie the knot on 12/12/12, seeking good fortune for marriages begun on the century’s last repeating date. Also, by the magic of numbers, a Norwegian boy celebrated a very special occasion Wednesday, feting his 12th birthday on December 12, 2012 –12/12/12 – at 12:12 pm, according to media report.

The boy, Joergen Svendsen Killi, was born on December 12, 2000 at 12:12 p.m., according to his birth certificate, a picture of which was published on the site of tabloid Verdens Gang, promising him an unforgettable birthday 12 years later. However, after today, the next time the same digits will appear in the date, month and year in the same order will be in more than 88 years – on January 1, 2101, or 01/01/01, Agence France Presse (AFP).


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