In Hong Kong this number is strongly linked to good fortune and especially wealth. (Obviously we are maintaining our HQ here & crossing fingers & toes.)
In our core Promotional Products business the symbolism of numbers, the colour of products and logos, the perception of gifts along with importance of packaging products & service to suit different cultures is critical. We will continue to work for our customers with this in mind.
In other cultures the number 8 also has rich symbolism and we have entered a few of these in our list below. Some more symbolism….
- Number of the perfection, the infinity. In mathematics the symbol of the infinity is represented by a 8 laid down.
- In China, the 8 expresses the totality of the universe.
- Number of the balance and of the cosmic order, according to the Egyptians.
- Number expressing the matter, it is also the symbol of the incarnation in the matter which becomes itself creative and autonomous, governing its own laws.
- According to Clement of Alexandria, the Christ places under the sign of 8 the one he made to be born again.
- Represents the totality and the coherence of the creation in evolution. In China, it expresses the totality of the universe.
- The Pythagoreans have made the number 8 the symbol of the love and the friendship, the prudence and the thinking and they have called it the Great “Tetrachtys”.
- In Babylon, in Egypt and in Arabia, it was the number of the duplication devoted to the sun, from where the solar disc is decorated of a cross with eight arms.
- The number 8 means multiplicity, for the Japanese.