Last Updated on September 1, 2017
When you see the number 666, do you think it is very lucky or very unlucky? Why? If you come from a Western country, or a country greatly influenced by Christianity, then you might think that 666 is very unlucky because from the Book of Revelation in the Bible, 666 is the number of the beast (the Antichrist), and hence extremely unlucky or even an evil number. But in China, 666 is very lucky. This article will discuss 666 In Chinese Culture and show several example photos of this.
I think that it is very interesting in that in two different cultures, one thing that is totally repulsive in one culture might be actually be highly desirable in another culture. In Chinese culture, 6 is considered to be a lucky number, and any time you triplicate a lucky number in Chinese, it makes it even more lucky. (Note: 8 and 9 are also considered to be lucky numbers in Chinese Culture. Thus, 888 and 999 are also considered to be very lucky numbers.) If you stay in China for any period of time, you are almost guaranteed to see the number 666 posted somewhere. People will pay lots of money to have 666 in their phone number or license plate because they think that it is very lucky. Even though there are many Christians in China, 666 is still considered very lucky in China. I took many pictures of things with 666 in China on various things, and hope you enjoy taking a look. All of the pictures below were taken between March and May of 2014 in Shandong, China in either Yantai, Qingdao, or another city in the province.
Have you seen this in China or Taiwan? Let’s discuss it in the comments below.