Friday The 13th Is Around The Corner, Are You Superstitious?
2017 has two Friday's that fall on the 13th. The first is this month, January 13th and the next one will happen in October.
Many people have superstitions...you know, "Never step on a crack, it will break your Mothers back". Or if you tell someone your birthday wish after you blow out the candles, your wish will not come true.
With all that we fear in life, how did Friday the 13th become a scary day?
According to telegraph.com.uk the origins of the Friday the 13th being an unlucky date are shrouded in mystery...
- The most commonly held perception is that Friday is an unlucky day and 13 is a particularly unlucky number
- In numerology 13 is considered to be an irregular number and is also the number of witches you need to form a coven
- There is also a biblical reference to 13 being considered unlucky. Judas, the apostle who later betrayed Jesus, was supposedly the 13th guest to sit down at the last supper. Christ was crucified on a Friday
- In the 14th Century Geoffrey Chaucer referenced Friday as being an unlucky day in his Canterbury Tales, “And on a Friday fell all this mischance"
How do people handle a day that is considered almost wicked?
Mecca Bingo did an interesting study about superstitious people...
- 5% of People will not leave their house on Friday the 13th
- 80% of people ARE superstitious.
- 36% of superstitious people have lucky socks
- 35% of superstitious people 'knock on wood'.
- 35% of superstitious people have lucky pants.
- 23% of superstitious people believe a lucky coin wards off bad luck.
- 22% of superstitious people keep their fingers and toes crossed for good luck.
- 7% of people are superstitious on Friday the 13th.
Things that are less expensive on Friday the 13th...
- A wedding
- Buying a house
Saving a chunk of money may ease your fears!
Stay safe, and remember try not to break a mirror this Friday (7 years bad luck plus it occurring on Friday the 13th, ugh)!