Name: Anna Halloween
Date registered: January 9, 2008
July 7, 2007
How lucky is today’s date? Lots of people do feel lucky, for one simple reason. Today is the almost numerically perfect July 7, 2007, or 7-7-07. In numerological terms, that’s about as big as it gets for the superstitious. All those sevens – sevens that will be celebrated with parties, concerts, weddings and family reunions. The numerology-mined set plans for “lucky” weddings or trips to Vegas – or both! People are booking gambling junkets, casinos are offering “7″ themed promotions, and about three times the normal number of couples plan to get married today.
This day is also a lucky one for the planet. The “Live Earth” concerts get underway in New York, London, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney and Hamburg. John Mayer, Bon Jovi, the Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and others will be singing to draw attention to the issue of climate change.
Someone in Lisbon, Portugal has decided we need some new wonders of the world, since six out of the current seven wonders no longer exist. So today, July 7, in that city there will be an official declaration of “The New Seven Wonders of the World.”
“Seven’s really straight from the Bible. It has a very old and very esteemed tradition as a number of perfection,” said David Frankfurter, a professor of religious studies and history at the University of New Hampshire. The Bible says it took seven days to create the world.
So here’s to 7-7-07…..”Do you feel lucky”??
I hope everyone was able to stay dry for all the 4th of July celebrations! It stormed here pretty heavily and it looked like across the map there was a lot of rain everywhere. Every 4th our house is the designated Independence Day Party spot. I have my family over for a day of swimming, games, lots of eating and of course fireworks! I have 15 nieces and nephews ranging from age 20 years old to 3 months old, so there was a constant flurry of kids running around the backyard having a great time! We were able to get in a few hours of swimming before the first storm hit, then shortly after that we were back out again for dinner and the fireworks. All the older kids get a chance to let off a few fireworks (with the help of an adult of course). It’s like a rite of passage for them!
Here are some fun facts about July 4th -
2.5 million – In July 1776, the number of people living in the colonies.
300 million – On this July 4th, the population milestone our nation soon will be closing in on.
150 million – Estimated number of hot dogs will be consumed today. That’s roughly 1 dog for every two people in the U.S.
$211 million – has been spent on the importation of fireworks from China.
The next holiday is Labor Day on September 3rd and that will be here before you know it! By then our Halloween website and stores will be in full swing and busy as ever! Our kids will be back in school and looking forward to having that long weekend off. Don’t forget to check out our website for all your school play needs!