Birthdays, weddings and other occasions where you really want to have a good shot at remembering the date may be a little easier to remember if they happen on Wednesday.
It's December 12, 2012, or 12-12-12, and it's the last repetitive date of our lifetimes.
"Dude, it's really awesome. I can't believe this isn't going to happen for another hundred years," said Ian Patrocky.
It's the day he and his twin sister celebrate their 10th birthday.
"I think it's awesome that it's on 12-12-12," Ariana said.
The number holds a special place for this family.
"To me, there's a lot of numerological things to 12. The 12 apostles. The 12 days of Christmas," said their father Julian.
It's more than lucky.
"Twelve is pretty prominent in our faith," he said.
Many see it coming.
"It's the last time it will happen for the rest of our lives so I think that's pretty cool," said Jenny Quirke.
Historically, triple digit dates, like last year's 11-11-11, get attention. "There's a lot of superstitions, and more importantly, a lot of religious and spiritual connections behind it. And it's different for different people," said therapist Dr. Laura Umfer.
Some want to start a union when similar numbers unite on the calendar. Olga's Bridal and Boutique has seen many trendy wedding dates.
"The year 2000. That was unbelievable. And 11-11. That was also big," Olga Rhodes said.
For 12-12-12, bridal shops aren't seeing a big spike.
"Really, if you think about it, it's a Wednesday. If it were Friday, I can understand it. Thursday, you could be pushing it. But if it's a Wednesday, unless it's a couple getting married in a courthouse," Rhodes said.
We asked the Pinellas County Clerk of Court. Sure enough, they've received an unusual number of calls asking if they'll be open to perform marriage ceremonies on 12-12-12 at 12 o'clock.
"People like to be important and unique and I think it taps into a little bit of that ego in wanting to be individual," Umfer said.
But if you ask Ian, it's already a good day.
"It's gonna be the best birthday in the world," he said.
You may be able to save a little money too. Some restaurants and stores are having discounts, setting prices at $12.12.
The next repetitive date will be on January 1, 2101.
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