Yikes...it's Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is an especially dreaded day for those who suffer from Friggatriskaidekaphobia. As you may have guessed, Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.
While some have a phobia others may feel anxious but why?
Very little is known about why Friday the 13th has such notoriety. Many suggest it was due to historical events that took place on Friday the 13th including a massacre in France or the fact that Jesus was crucified on a Friday after he enjoyed a last supper where 13 people were gathered together.
And...for some...perhaps it is the well known film franchise of the same name featuring a chainsaw wielding villain wearing a white hockey mask.
Around the World
Friday the 13th is not universally seen as a day of misery. For example, in Italy, Friday the 17th and not Friday the 13th is considered to be a day that brings bad luck. In fact, the number 13 is thought to be a lucky number! In many Spanish speaking countries and in Greece, Tuesday the 13th is seen as a day of misfortune.
It's unavoidable so embrace it!
Interestingly enough Friday the 13th occurs every year. This day will come and go so get used to it.
Don’t focus on all the things one might consider 'unlucky' but focus on all the 'lucky' things.
At the end of the day I think you'll discover that Friday the 13th is just another ordinary, miracle of a day!
Happy Friday everyone!