World Marks 12-12-12

Triple date celebrated in dozens of ways

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 12, 2012 3:40 AM CST

(Newser) – If 12 is your lucky number, today is as good as it gets. This is 12-12-12, the last repeating date of its kind any of us are likely to ever see, and the superstitious are marking it in a lot more than 12 ways, the AP reports. Huge numbers of weddings are planned around the world, including more than 100 at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel. "The 'go-getting' 1 and the 'sensitive' 2 make this a very balanced number," the chapel explains.

Casinos are offering 12-themed promotions and stars including Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and Bon Jovi are headlining the "12-12-12" Superstorm Sandy benefit concert in New York City. Lots of children will be celebrating their 12th birthdays on the auspicious date, including Kiam Moriya of Alabama—who was born at 12:12pm. The "one-two" has caused today to be nicknamed "National Soundcheck Day," Mashable notes. After today, there won't be another triple date to match until Jan. 1, 2101.

Twelve couples attend a mass wedding ceremony at the Peak in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012.   (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Tee shirts advertising the 12-12-12 date sit on display at A Little White Wedding Chapel, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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