Have you seen the following message that has been circulating around Facebook lately?
Money bags for me!!!
I’m not superstitious, but this year July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years. This is called money bags. So, copy this to your status and money will arrive within 4 days…based on Chinese Feng Shui.
One of our loyal readers asked us to check into the matter, and this is what we found out. Just a quick Google search revealed that this phenomenon occurs much more often than 823 years. One source stated that the same calendar anomaly will happen again in 2016, 2022 and 2033. Another user on the forum corrected the original poster by advising of the July 2011 event.
We searched several Feng Shui sites, and we could find no reference to this event bringing luck. But for those of you interested in exploring the possibility that real Feng Shui might bring you some good luck, check out this website: http://www.lucky-fengshui.com/
Now it would be very nice if these rare events were based on Feng Shui, but don’t get your hopes up about money bags coming to you. The trick here is that anytime a 31 day month starts on a Friday you will experience 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.
I hope we didn’t burst your bubble! It would be nice if you could post a message on Facebook and money bags would appear 4 days later. Don’t quit your day job and stop posting this silly message to your Facebook friends.