Posted: 11:11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011

Yesterday is history. This day will be, but it has become a numerical icon for a wide variety of events all over the world.


The Associated Press

 “From China to New York, place your bets! Tie the knot! Make a wish!”

Friday marks the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011. Around the world, people are celebrating the triple convergence of 11s with a splash.

Some 1,000 ethnic Chinese couples exchanged vows acrossMalaysiaon a date viewed as auspicious and romantic. InChina, a special “1111” train started at 11:11 a.m. on the No. 11 line in Shanghai.

“The numbers rhyme with one husband, one wife and one soul in Chinese and signifies a marriage that would last a lifetime,” said nurse Pua Kim Giok, 25, who tied the knot with engineer Lee Chin Siong, 27. They were among 460 couples who got married at the popular TheanHouTempleinKuala Lumpur.

Not everyone is smiling, however.

Egypt’s antiquities authority closed the largest of the Great Pyramid of Giza following rumors that groups would try to hold spiritual ceremonies on the site at11:11.

The authority’s head Mustafa Amin said in a statement Friday that the pyramid of Khufu, also known as Cheops, would be closed until Saturday morning for “necessary maintenance.”

The closure followed a string of unconfirmed reports in local media that unknown groups would try to hold “Jewish” or “Masonic” rites on the site.

In the U.S., the Trump Taj Mahal inAtlantic City, N.J., was planning drawings every 11 minutes for up to $1,111.

InLas Vegas, Clark County Clerk Diana Alba got ready for an onslaught of weddings. She was expecting the number of couples to surpass the crowd on08/08/08and equal the throng on10/10/10. It may not, however, reach the turnout seen onJuly 7, 2007…a date that consists of three lucky sevens.

InDes Moines,Iowa, Dr. Ross Valone, an obstetrician-gynecologist, will refund any fees he collects from delivering babies Friday. InBellevue,Wash., Jason Brown will open his new grocery store at11:11 a.m.

Vikki MacKinnon, a numerologist inCalgary, Ontario, said she expected the day to be a “cosmic wake-up call. Eleven is a number of illumination and enlightenment, a number of insight, blinding flashes of the obvious, and a number of transformation,” she said.

The Chinese have always had a fascination with number sequences.

And in a country where ages of first marriages are creeping upward, the 11/11/11 date represents six “bare sticks,” a term for bachelors in Chinese.

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ZDT Author’s note:

Coincidentally, this is also Veteran’s Day. In all, this could be a significant day for millions of people all over the world. How about you? 

Point is, from a decisioning perspective, why not consider this day as a marker to finally make any decision that has been lingering, nagging or perplexing you. Once decided, that could become a relief that could last well beyond the events that will define this day. 11-11-11 could be your memorable day for a completely different reason.

As always…you decide.