Friday the 13th
A day of superstition and bad luck is today. The most this day can come around is 3 times a year, and will most definitely be on the horizon if a month begins on a Sunday.
So here we are, amongst some crazy beliefs. I got curious, why is Friday the 13th taboo? I found some very interesting things.
"In numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness, as reflected in the twelve months of the year, twelve signs of the zodiac, twelve hours of the clock, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles of Jesus, twelve gods of Olympus, etc., whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing this completeness. There is also a superstition, thought by some to derive from the Last Supper or a Norse myth, that having thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of the diners."
Many people believe Jesus was crucified on a Friday because "it occurred during the governorship of Pontius Pilate (between A.D. 26 and A.D. 36) on a Friday on or near Passover (Nisan 15). Several analyses based on astronomical data and computer simulations agree on the date Friday April 3, A.D. 33"
Hospitals and hotels rarely have a #13 room.
If you have 13 letters in your name, you will have the devil's luck . Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson, Jeffrey Dahmer, Theodore Bundy and Albert De Salvo all have 13 letters in their names.
More than 80% of high rises skip the 13th floor.
On streets in Florence, Italy, the house between number 12 and 14 is addressed as 12 and a half.
Many say the No. 13 pointed to the ill-fated mission to the moon, Apollo 13.
I believe I now have friggatriskaidekaphobia- the fear of Friday the 13th.