Some people say there’s a special power about numbers. We’re hearing that a lot on today’s date, 11.11.11. If there is some sort of power behind the date, why not host an event about it?
Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States, where we thank and recognize the sacrifices of our service-people and their families (thank you!). With the unique numeric pattern of the date, however, we’re also seeing a ton of events today that are using the 11.11.11 story to market their page to attendees. Whether it’s hosting a fundraiser in Missouri or a yoga celebration in Massachusetts, people from all types of events throughout the world are using the unique date to create some buzz.
If I were in Florida, I would totally take part in this fun run. Starting at 11:11:11, 11 runners each run 11 miles at intervals of 11 minutes each. The page cites it as a once-in-a-lifetime chance. You can’t really argue with that.
The 11 craze doesn’t stop there. The music scenes in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York are getting in on the 11.11.11 action, as are tech and social media enthusiasts in Phoenix, Ariz., Dayton, Ohio, and Baton Rouge, La. There’s even an 11.11.11 bachelor party, a wedding (both of which are, obviously, using our invite only feature) and a surprise birthday party (which we won’t link to, in case “Rachel” is out there reading this.)
The message is international, too, with art events in Singapore, an event kick-off in Switzerland, and this awesome celebration for Dutch folk Down Under. Any bash that is advertised with the Sydney Opera House photoshopped on people’s heads is going to be awesome.
Now that you’ve seen how some people are celebrating, what are you doing to ring in 11.11.11?
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