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3 IS MY LUCKY NUMBER WHATS YOURS?
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Two red horseshoes interlocking to create a number three with red lines radiating away from it and blue text underneath on a white background with a blue ring around the outer edge.

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MANUFACTURED BY PARISIAN NOVELTY CO. CHICAGO

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The number 3 is a commonly known “lucky number”. The number 3 is highlighted in many religions and cultures. One example is in Christianity as the trinity: God the Father, God the Sun, and God the Holy Spirit. Another example is in Buddhism as it references the “three jewels”. In Chinese culture, the number 3 is considered to be an auspicious number. The number 3 sounds similar to “life” in Mandarin. The number 3 is also found in folk tales such as Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, and Three Billy Goats Gruff.

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Number symbolism. (n.d.). In Encyclopædia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/topic/number-symbolism/Pythagoreanism#ref248160

Syau, J. (2015). “Lucky and unlucky Chinese numbers”. http://blog.tutorming.com/expats/lucky-and-unlucky-chinese-numbers#:~:te...(%E4%B8%89%2C%20S%C4%80N)%20%2D%20LUCKY&text=Chinese%20culture%20puts%20emphasis%20on,jewels%22%2C%20a%20foundational%20ideal.

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SL0005
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