In the UK, some expectant mothers whose babies are due on June 6 are so concerned about giving birth on the date marked by the satanic number that they have scheduled caesareans and inductions beforehand.
The Netherlands national news agency, ANP, recently reported an unusually high number of couples planning to tie the knot on June 6 â€” which is unusual, given that it falls on a Tuesday.
The agency reported that in the Dutch city of Enschede, 17 couples had already applied to marry on June 6. Normally, there are just two weddings in the city on any given Tuesday. One couple even requested to be married at 6:06am.
American satanic radio station Radio Free Satan, for example, will celebrate the “sin-tennial” with Satan’s Rockin’ 666 Eve party, featuring performances by heavy metal and death metal bands, while the Church of Satan in Los Angeles is hosting a satanic high mass, which has already sold out.
There are also those who are cashing in on the date, with marketers seizing the day to launch movies, books and albums with anti-religious or satanic themes. 20th Century Fox will release its remake of the 1976 horror film The Omen, retitled The Omen 666, on June 6.
Provocative author Ann Coulter will launch her latest anti-liberal book, Godless.
On the same day, heavy metal band Slayer begins its Unholy Alliance Tour: Preaching to the Perverted, while a string of heavy metal and death metal artists will release albums on that day, including David Lee Roth’s Strummin’ with the Devil.