People fear Friday the 13th, they say about it that it’s the unluckiest day of the year. They even got a name for this type of phobia, known as the friggatriskaidekaphobia. But why all this, where did it all start?
Well apparently, there is no evidence of this superstition before the 19th century. But still, the number 13 is considered to be cursed, because of the fact that 12 is known as the fullness number – 12 hours on the clock, 12 months of the year, 12 Apostles of Jesus, 12 Gods of Olympus and so on.
In 1881, there was an organization of 13 members, who tried to sweeten the number’s reputation. they were called The Thirteen Club. But not even they managed to make it better for this pour number.
In many cities, streets like 13th Avenue don’t even exist. Or some buildings don’t have a 13th floor. Like some planes don’t have a 13th row. Some airports don’t have a 13th gate. And some hospitals don’t own a 13th room.
I really don’t get it why people hate such a wonderful number like 13, it only brought me luck during my life. I passed my driving license exam on a Friday 13th, lots of my lovely relationships started on days of 13th, whatever the month, and also, I’ve some of my best friends on days of 13.
And now, let’s hear some myths about this lovely (to some) day:
- A child born on Friday the 13th will be unlucky for life
- If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, someone in your family will die
- If you break a mirror on Friday the 13th, you will have seven years of bad luck
- Do not start a trip on Friday or you will encounter misfortune
- If a funeral procession passes you on Friday the 13th, you will be the next to die.
I guess that’s too bad…