Everyone from brides and grooms to movie studio execs are celebrating this calendrical anomaly in their own way. Smart brides who know their husbands will forget their anniversary have lined up to catch this special date. After all, even the most absent minded hubby should be able to remember 09/09/09! Talk about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Movie execs planned movie premieres for today. Apple is holding their annual September music event today in San Francisco to take advantage of this rare Calendarial event. The rarity of this Sept. 9 hasn't been lost on the creators of the Macintosh computers, the iPod and the iPhone, who have moved their traditional Tuesday release day to Wednesday... to take advantage of this special date.
Focus Features is releasing their new film "9", an animated tale about the apocalypse, on the 9th. The release of a bunch of digitally remastered Beatles Album, and one of the most popular video games in recent history, "Rock Band" is releasing "The Beatles:Rock Band" today. This release of the hugely popular game will feature 45 beatles tunes with individual instrumental parts and animation sequences that are sure to thrill Beatles fans the world over. The 09/09/09 release is sure to draw even more attention to what has already proven to be a highly anticipated game release.
So what makes 09/09/09 so special? Not only does the date look good in marketing promotions, but it also represents the last set of repeating, single-digit dates that we'll see for almost a century (until January 1, 2101), or a millennium (mark your calendars for January 1, 3001), depending on how you want to count it.
Though technically there's nothing special about the symmetrical date, some concerned with the history and meaning of numbers ascribe powerful significance to 09/09/09.
The synchronicity of the date looks good on promotional materials and this is not lost on advertising and marketing execs all over the world, looking to take advantage of it. Last year we had 8/8/2008 so we won’t see a nother date like this until January 1st, 2011 when the data will be 1/1/11 and November 11th, 2011 when the date will be 11/11/11!
It is the 9th day of the 9th month of the 9th year of the 21st century, Wednesday, and this happens only once in a century. The magical date that appeared after 1,455 years has different interpretations for people belonging to different fields of life.
The number 9 in numerological terms has special significance in that it is the number of balance, harmony and perfection. Just the right date for a wedding, don't you think? Modern numerologists — who operate outside the realm of real science — believe that mystical significance or vibrations can be assigned to each numeral one through nine, and different combinations of the digits produce tangible results in life depending on their application. As the final numeral, the number nine holds special rank. It is associated with forgiveness, compassion and success on the positive side as well as arrogance and self-righteousness on the negative, according to numerologists.