It’s Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the 13th!!   Is this a good luck day for you or is it filled with bad luck??

Yikes!!

Yikes!!

The fear of Friday the 13th (known as paraskekatriaphobia) isn’t exactly founded in scientific logic.  Most people who believe the day is unlucky offer no explanation at all.  As with most superstitions, people fear Friday the 13th for its own sake.  They do not need any background information.

The fear of Friday the 13th stems from two separate fears; the fear of the number 13 and the fear of Fridays.  Both fears have deep roots and theories range from Norse Gods to Christianity.

Sailors have a history of Friday the 13th superstitions.  They often refused to ship out on a Friday.  There is a legend that says the British Navy commissioned a ship in the 1800s called the H.M.S. Friday, in order to quell the superstition.  The crew was selected on a Friday, and the ship set off on its maiden voyage on a Friday……and the ship disappeared forever.  A more up to date story is the harrowing flight of Apollo 13.

Today, the history of Friday the 13th doesn’t have much to do with people’s fear today.  Their fear has to do with their personal experience.

Is it Luck??

Is it Luck??

Are you immune to superstition?  If given the choice, would you get married, start a new job or close on a house on Friday the 13th?  Most Americans would not.

The year 2009 will have 3 Friday the 13ths; February, March and November.  This will not happen again until 2015.

Stay safe today and whatever your beliefs about Friday the 13th, be sure to wish the best to Clay Aiken and his family.




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Comments

  1. Happy Friday 13th everyone..

    I wish everyone a happy and safe day. I always wish Clay happiness and his sweet little family…They truly are special…loving, caring people… Parker…you picked good parents!!!!!!

    Stay safe everyone…sometimes I think people think it’s gonna be a bad day…and if you start your day like that..it usually turns out rotten….”Always Look On The Bright Side of Life” and hopefully your day will be GREAT!!!!

    Hugs,
    Judy

  2. Doing a drive by to say that the site is looking just great.
    I just enjoyed watching the 50’s medley again.
    Thanks, and keep up the terrific work.

  3. I don’t plan things by Friday the 13th, but it passes through my mind when I realize the date. Force of habit. Glad to see Clay Aiken blogged!!

  4. I was born on October 13th (the month of the scary witches and black cats and stuff) and turned both 13 and 21 on Friday’s of that date as well. I know, weird. But maybe that’s why Friday the 13ths have always been really good days for me.

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