I’m skeptical. For example, the Jewish calendar, which is lunar, is completely different than the solar calendar that Joyce bases her calculations on. The Jewish calendar is more accurate and more ancient, and if I were going to calculate meaning in dates, that’s what I’d use. Jewish tradition also holds that Tuesday is an auspicious day.
Different cultures have different “lucky numbers” too. For example, as Time points out, 8’s are lucky in Chinese culture, so maybe next year, on 8-8-08, Chinese couples will be the ones running to say “I do.” Americans might be surprised to find out that the Chinese consider 7 to be an unlucky number, associated with death!
LiveScience reveals that the number 7 is thought of as a good omen in Western culture becuase of it’s “frequent and favorable appearance in the Bible.” David Frankfurter, professor of religious studies and history at the University of New Hampshire, explains that “in our modern American society we have a tendency to look for magical ways to control the world or fate, so numerology is especially important for us.” Evidence of this are the superstious avoidance of 13, especially when it falls on a Friday.
So do you think 7-7-07 is a lucky day? I guess we’ll have to wait and see if this Saturday’s marriages fare better than the average!