A palindrome is a sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward. Welcome to the world baby Luciana Castillo, born Saturday 8.18.18 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.

Hospital officials said Luciana was born at 18:18 hours (times of birth are always recorded in military time) on Aug. 18, 2018.  That’s 18:18 on 8/18/18 – a lot of eights. The numbers eight and 18, hold special significance – symbolizing luck, life, love and prosperity. The kicker? She has an older sister who is 8-years-old. How very lucky is that!

Yesterday wrapped up a 10-day stretch of palindrome dates.