Yesterday was prosperity day.  08-08-08.

This blogger has a great article about prosperity day and a lot of cool history.

Today is a most unusual day. if you embrace the Gregorian calendar, like we do in the Western World. Today is the 8th of August, 2008. We indicated it with 8/8/8 and the multiple 8s mean some interesting things to many people.

The number EIGHT. In many cultures celebrated as a symbol of “infinity.”

For the Chinese, the number 8 holds a special significance. They believe that it means good fortune coming or prosperity. In Hong Kong some who would pay extra to have the number 8 on their license plates, and telephone numbers. They believe in luck in China — a lot. So, today is a particularly lucky” day for many Chinese.

08 08 08 – A Day of Prosperity | Heart Book Series