When we hear the date ‘Friday 13th, positive images are not the first thing that spring to mind! Even if you’re not superstitious you still probably associate the date with bad luck. Which begs the question; is Friday 13th really an unlucky day?
Unlucky or Not?
On a normal week, most of us look forward to Friday as it’s the end of a working week and the weekend has almost begun! However, the few times a year Friday 13th occurs, it’s often reported that bad things happen.
Negative events that occur on Friday 13th often leave a bigger impression on us, and we subconsciously become more aware of the date. There are some notable incidents that have occurred throughout history.
Adam and Eve were banished from the Garden of Eden.
Before Jesus was crucified, there were thirteen people present for the last supper. History tells us Jesus was crucified on Friday 13th.
US rapper Tupac died on Friday 13th, 1996.
Fact: People who fear Friday 13th have paraskavedekatriaphobia!
More than 60 million people worldwide fear Friday 13th!
Number 13: The number 13 itself is also thought to be unlucky.
Even though there is no proof of this, superstition and fear for the number has led many to avoid it.
Did you know that…
Many hotels do not have a 13th floor.
Many streets do not have a number 13 house.
Often, brides refuse to get married on 13th.
Hindu’s associate a gathering of 13 people to be unlucky.
There are 13 full moons in a year.
Many hospitals do not have a surgery number 13 room.
Continental, KLM and Air France do not have a 13th isle.
And the list goes on!
Fact: People who fear the number 13 have triskaidekaphobia.
While the association with Friday 13th and bad luck remains unproven, there may always be uncertainty associated with the date. If you are feeling anxious about this day, remember to take everything one step at a time, and tell yourself that bad things can happen on any day of the year.
If you do get bad luck this Friday, remember that good can always come from it. In fact, astrology actually associates the number 13 with endings and transitions. For example, when you turn 13 years old you begin your teenage years; you are not a child anymore. Even though the teenage years can be scary and unpredictable, they are also the years where you find who you are as a person.
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