It has come round again. Expect your day to be filled with the pessimistic types out there bemoaning their bad luck and blaming the difficulties on Friday the 13th.
This type thought process can become even more pronounced in some people and can develop into Triskaidekaphobia – a fear of Friday 13th. For some people this leads to them not doing anything ‘risky’ on that day.
Risky things can include walking under ladders, seeing one magpie or not saying “touch wood” when appropriate. For some Triskaidekaphobia sufferers they just say indoors all day and don’t leave the house for fear of what might happen.
The vast majority of these Triskaidekaphobia sufferers don’t know all the facts though. They have this Halloween-type association with Friday 13th. The Friday 13th horror films that began in the 1980’s have further amplified this mistaken belief.
13 Being An Unlucky Number Has A Long History