Not only is today the 7th day of the 7th month of the 7th year, it's also our 7th Wedding Anniversary*! We did choose the day on purpose back in 2000 when we got married, not simply because it's easy to remember but because in Japan it's the festival of Tanabata**.
The festival celebrates the meeting of Orihime (Vega) and Hikoboshi (Altair). Based on an old Chinese legend, the 2 stars fell in love but were separated by The Milky Way and they are allowed to meet only once a year. This special day is the seventh day of the seventh month. (click HERE for the full story)
*The picture was taken on May 5th, 2001. Confused? We were officially married in Japan 7 years ago today, then had a wedding in Canada the following May for friends and family there.
**The reason behind my choice of online name.