The power of number :The Number Eight

Do you know why the Summer Olympics in Beijing were scheduled to open on 8 August 2008 at 8.08.08 p.m. 6 or 8 minutes and 8 seconds past 8 o’clock? That’s because the number 8 is another lucky in Chinese culture. The word for “eight” pronounced in the Cantonese dialect sounds like a word meaning to prosper or “sudden fortune” and is super-lucky to the Chinese.