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Wedding couples pick the 'Devil's date'

http://www.expatica.com/source/site_article.asp?subchannel_id=1&story_id=26506&name=Wedding+couples+pick+the+'Devil's+date'

3 January 2006

AMSTERDAM More weddings than normal are being planned for 6 June in the Netherlands this year, apparently because of the reference in the Bible to 666 as the 'Number of the Beast'.

Seventeen couples have applied to marry in the Dutch city of Enschede on 6 June 2006 so far. Normally there are only two to three weddings in the city on a Tuesday.

Fourteen weddings are planned for 6 June in the central district of Rotterdam, compared with the usual figure of six to eight weddings in the area on a Tuesday in June.

The authorities in Arnhem said nine couples have signed up for 6-6-6, far more than on any other Tuesday. "Tuesday is normally a very quiet day," a spokesperson said.

The sixth day of June is also a popular wedding date in the cities of Utrecht, Groningen and Nijmegen this year when compared to previous years. Leeuwarden in the north expect to celebrate its first Tuesday weddings in years.

One explanation for the enthusiasm for the date is that it is easy to remember: 6-6-6.

Another has more sinister connotations: the 'Number of the Beast' is mentioned in the Book of Revelation of the New Testament and has long been accepted to be 666. In some interpretations the "Beast" refers to an Antichrist.

Amsterdam has not witnessed a similar rush to tie the knot on 6 June this year, though one couple in the Slotervaart district of the city wanted to marry at 6 minutes past 6 on the morning of 6 June. Local officials decided they could not perform the ceremony so early in the morning.

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but this ad wasn't pointless
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Hey! My birthday is not pointless!
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I'd think last year would've been a much better year.

"When is your wedding?"

"Cinco! Cinco! Cinco!"
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I wanted 3-4-5, but my husband didn't want to wait.
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wouldnt it be 6-6-06 or 6-06-06?
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Not to mention The Beast opens 6-6-06:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433338/releaseinfo
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I think I read somewhere that the number of the "Beast" is actually 616 depending on how the translation goes. Or am I just imagining this?
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So, will Michael organize the 06-06-06 Party?

I know this can't just be happening in Europe. There has to hundreds of weddings being planned in the States for this date. I wonder how many, if any, churches will refuse to let couples have their ceremony on that day. Although, if someone is picking that date, they probably aren't interested in a church wedding. But still, that would be kinda amusing.
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Originally Posted by Fokker's Feint
I think I read somewhere that the number of the "Beast" is actually 616 depending on how the translation goes. Or am I just imagining this?
I forgot what the number is supposed to be, but yeah, it was dis-proved awhile ago that 666 is not the actual number, if indeed there is such a number.
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Maybe they just want their wedding on the anniversary of D-Day.
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Originally Posted by The Bus
I'd think last year would've been a much better year.

"When is your wedding?"

"Cinco! Cinco! Cinco!"
I wanted my son to be born 5/5/05 but the damn kid didn't come out until the 16th.
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Originally Posted by gordon2
I wanted my son to be born 5/5/05 but the damn kid didn't come out until the 16th.
My due date was 8/8 and I was holding out for that birthday (I love 8's) but he decided to come out on 8/10.
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Originally Posted by gordon2
I wanted my son to be born 5/5/05 but the damn kid didn't come out until the 16th.
It's a good day!

My birthday is 05/16/67. Woo Hoo...

I'll think of little gordon2 this year!

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Originally Posted by Amel
So, will Michael organize the 06-06-06 Party?
It only happens once every 1000 years.
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Originally Posted by Mrs.Nesbit
It only happens once every 1000 years.
Or 100, whatever it takes.
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My b-day is 2/22/72
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Will they get married at 06:06 on 06/06/06?

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