Today’s date is “double four”, which to Chinese numerologists signifies a particularly unlucky day. In fact, it is the Ching Ming Festival (清明節), otherwise known as Grave Sweeping Day, which always falls on the 104th day of the winter solstice.
A fellow Hong Kong blogger recently mentioned unlucky numbers, and something about Tetraphobia. The number Seven was also mentioned, but in a more positive slant. However, to the Chinese, I have previously mentioned that the number Seven is considered unlucky. Chinese diners will avoid ordering seven dishes in a restaurant, unless it is specifically a funeral dinner.
Don’t you just hate the whims of numerology?