Blessings, peace… and ‘wala lang’? How Filipinos are welcoming ‘Twosday’

February 22, 2022 - 11:05 AM
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Some Filipinos are hoping the “Twosday” phenomenon in the date will bring them good luck this year.

Twosday is the term that refers to the date with complete twos—February 22, 2022 or 2.2.22.

It also falls on a Tuesday, the second day of the week.

The next 2.2.22 will be in 200 years, which is on February 22, 2222.

With Filipinos welcoming Twosday, “2.22.22 manifesting” made it to the top trending topic in the Philippines on Tuesday morning, with 41,600 tweeting it so far.

‘Special intentions’

Fr. Fiel Pareja, also a TikTok content creator, wished everyone to receive blessings.

“2.22.22: God bless you a hundredfold,” he tweeted.

The priest’s tweet has since garnered 18,300 likes, more than 7,600 retweets and 300 quote tweets as of writing.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen also joined the masses with his own Twosday tweet.

Others hoped to manifest their personal prayers and wishes on the exceptional date.

An integrated resort likewise invited Filipinos to “do what thrills you, celebrate life, and make the most out of this Twosday.”

A sociology professor said that “Twosday” does not carry any historical significance or any cosmic message.

However, he believes that it speaks volumes about our brains and cultures.

“The date 2/22/22, though striking, carries no inherent meaning beyond its function in our particular calendar. This is true for numbers in general: Their meanings are limited to measuring, labeling or counting things,” Barry Markovsy from the University of South Carolina wrote.

“‘Twosday’ is a simple example of a popular form of arithmetical shenanigans: numerology, the pseudoscientific practice of attaching supernatural significance to numbers. Numerology can be traced back 2,500 years to the Greek mathematician Pythagoras, with alternative systems appearing elsewhere, including China and the Middle East,” he added.

READ: Happy Twosday! Why numbers like 2/22/22 have been too fascinating for over 2,000 years