The Origin Of Lucky Number 8

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@wolfie34 (26875)
November 26, 2007 6:09pm CST
Why Is 8 Such A Lucky Number - The Chinese Favour Number 8
You ask most people what their lucky number is and I bet they say 7 right?Not for me, my lucky number is 8. Because and I would love to know the true origin behind the number 8 being the lucky number but isn't number 8 greatly revered by the Chinese?Does anyone know the story or the background as to why the Chinese have the number 8 as their respected lucky number to mean fortune?The reason why 8 is my lucky number is because I was born in the Year of the pig in 1971 and the pig is celebrated every 12 years, as each of the 12 animals in the Chinese New Year. Thus 1983, 1995 and 2007 are Pig years. This year has turned out great for me because I had the strength to leave my abusive relationship, so that is partly why I consider 8 to be a very lucky number. So why is 8 lucky and do you follow the Chinese Year?