April 13, 2018

Friday The 13th

What do you think of when Friday the 13th comes?...does it fill you with dread or worry?...those of the superstitious ilk are weary of the date...for it has long been seen as a harbinger to misfortune and bad luck...there have been bad things that have occurred on this date such as a cyclone striking the country of Bangladesh in which over 300,000 people were killed among others...but if you did some research, most likely there aren’t any more negative things that happen on Friday the 13th...no more than most other dates, even though some claim different...many believe that it is a combination of ancient religious beliefs about Friday being a bad day..inauspicious events have transpired on Fridays...when you combine that with beliefs about the number 13 itself that were negative...maybe that's why we have the 12 days of Christmas, we have 12 astrological signs and so forth...even in these ‘enlightened’ times, 13 is still considered to be an unlucky number...by the way, fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia...fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia or, sometimes, friggatriskaidekaphobia.

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