Elston schoolgirl Rosey Ingleby marks 12th birthday today - the 12th day of the 12th month
TODAY is a day to remember, as the calendar marks 12/12/12. It will be the last day of its kind – when all three numbers in a date are the same – for the next 88 years.
And it is even more special for Rosey Ingleby, of Central Drive, Elston, as she celebrates her 12th birthday today.
Rosey, who goes to Toot Hill School in Bingham, said that she was looking forward to celebrating her birthday on such a significant date.
"I'm happy because it's not the kind of thing that happens very often and won't happen again for a long time," he said.
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"I worked out that my 12th birthday would be on December 12, 2012 when I was nine, and I was surprised and happy – not everyone has a birthday on a day like this."
Rosey said she would be celebrating her birthday with her family when she gets home from school today.
Rosey's mum, Lyn Alexander, said that the significance of the date would make her daughter's birthday extra special.
The 55-year-old said: "It's the kind of day that we won't forget very easily, it really is a once-in-a-lifetime thing.
"There can't be many people across the country who are celebrating the same thing – it just makes a special day that little bit more special."
Ms Alexander, who works as a dog-groomer, added: "It's a shame that Rosey will have to spend most of tomorrow at school, but we will make up for it in the evening and help her celebrate her unique birthday."
The day has also proved popular for couples tying the knot.
A spokesman for Notts County Council said its register offices had seen a big surge in demand.
There are 16 weddings taking place across the county today – three of those are taking place at 12 noon. There are eight in Mansfield, three in Rushcliffe, two in Newark, one in Worksop and another two in "approved premises" that have a licence to hold weddings. Registration Service Development manager Helen Scaman said: "We are lucky to have one or two weddings on an average Wednesday in December, so people are definitely taking this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get married on 12/12/12."