Friday, September 13, 2013


Friday the 13th. A double gift if you believe in luck as Friday is considered lucky in many cultures and thirteen is seen as a lucky number in several others. So you might say Friday the 13th is a two-fer.

The negative connotations attached to this day are of recent onset--in effect, they're 'modern'. So that's a puzzle, isn't it? In an era mostly past superstitious beliefs, there are still folks who fear Friday the 13th. Friggatriskaidekaphobia (that's what they call fear of Friday the 13th).

Why would anyone fear a day that randomly arrives? humans we need SOMETHING to blame for all the bad things that happen. And if that's the case, then Friday the 13th is perfect. It's random. It's not anyone's fault. You can see it coming--and therefore it isn't a surprise. And it's of short duration and soon over. Actually, none of those are bad things, are they?

Viva Friday the 13th!


  1. I'm a big fan of the 13th. I was born on the 13th. Naturally I consider that lucky

  2. I have no superstitions about Friday the 13th. Like Amarinda I was born on a Friday the 13th. Good luck day as far as I'm concerned!