11/11/11: What’s the hype about?

The unique date of 11/11/11 is quickly approaching. It has its own movie, its own Facebook page and its own prophecies.  Expect it to be a phenomenon day.

Most of use recently experienced 01/01/01 and 10/10/10. So, what’s the significance of the number 11?

For starters, the number eleven lends itself to some interesting peculiarities as relates to mathematics. For example:

  • 11 x 11 = 121
  • 111 x 111 = 12321
  • 1,111 x 1,111 = 1234321
  • 111,111 x 111,111 = 12345654321
  • And so on…

Eleven is also a favorite of blackjack players usually resulting in a doubled down bet. An eleven in craps is as good as a seven on a come-out roll.

Number One Beaded Necklace
Number One Beaded Necklace

To relationship experts, eleven is a “mirror image” symbol, representing a relationship associated with self-acceptance and authenticity. Needless to say, Justices of the Peace across the country will be working overtime on 11/11/11. Wedding venues, caterers and florists report having this day booked for over a year or more. Why is that so strange? Well, it’s a Friday. Although a Friday wedding is not entirely unheard of, a typical American Wedding takes place on a Saturday.

While some are planning weddings, others are planning cesarean sections to bless their little one with the unique 11/11/11 birth date. What they might not realize is that eleven is a “master” number in numerology, meaning anyone born with an eleven in their birth date was born to “master” their life. Bonus!

People across the world are planning 11/11/11 parties to celebrate the once in a lifetime event. Bars, night clubs and hotels have been planning their parties and events for months. OnesInALifetime.com shows parties registered from California to New South Wales. Shindigz.com, an online party supply retailer “where the world comes to party,” even has a party supply page featuring #1 party supplies dedicated to the occasion. They carry one-shaped piñatas, candles, sparklers, and of course, #1 foam fingers.

Other than parties, weddings and baby deliveries, will something significant happen at 11:11:11 a.m. or 11:11:11 p.m. on 11/11/11? You’ll get two chances to find out!

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