Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?

Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?

Montreal : Canada | May 27, 2012 at 9:12 PM PDT
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Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky

Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?

Friday the 13th is considered the superstitious belief that it's an unlucky day in all countries. Since the medieval times Friday the 13th has been known as a day of bad luck, and people believe it so because of the horrible things that happened in the early days of the 14th century where the number 13 is a symbol of death. The legend of Friday the 13th started from the Ancient Egyptians where they believe that the number 13 symbolizes death, because according to them life is a spiritual quest that unfolds in 12 stages. The thirteenth is beyond or the after-life. The legendary story began in the time at Valhalla, the heaven of the Norse Gods and the Gods were invited for a party by Balder. Balder is the God of Joy and Gladness and is the most favored among all the Gods. There were 12 Norse Gods including Balder in that gathering. As the party goes on and was in full swing, one God the God of Mischief Loki came in and he was the uninvited 13th God, party crasher. He unleashed hellish madness and controlled Hod, the blind God of Winter to kill Balder by hurling a poisonous mistletoe spear that instantly killed Balder. That's the time where it's apprehended that the earth launched into darkness and where evil took its reign. But this is just one major reason why most people consider the number 13 as a bad luck and Friday as an unlucky day.

Demean Thirteen…

In general numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness or wholeness, as reflected in various manifestations such as the twelve months of the year, the twelve zodiac signs, twelve hours of the clock, twelve Gods of Olympus, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles of Jesus, the 12 successors of Muhammad in Shia Islam etc., so that’s why the number 13 is being viewed as the oddest irregularity number and since spread doom and paranoia with such superstitions which affects lives of people whereas they are cancelling important endeavors in that said date, just staying home to be safe and not starting any projects or travels in that date, because of the belief that the Gods are not around or resting during Friday the 13th and won’t be able to guide or bless any of the humans safety and luck and ironically the date also became the strongest day of the witches for their evil rituals under the moon wherein they’re always comprised of 13 witches in every wiccan covens.

Freaky Friday...

In the religion of Christians, they also believe that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day because of the history in "The Last Supper" also known as the Lord's Supper. There were 13 people there and Jesus Christ was the thirteenth person there, where it was the last meal Jesus had with his 12 Apostles because one of them; Judas betrayed him. It is accordingly that Jesus was crucified on a Friday, which also gives Christians a reason to be wary. The Canterbury Tales also insinuates the Black Friday which has been associated with a lot of misfortunes and even stock market crashes and other disasters to a point that they no longer think they’re coincidental.


The fear of Friday the 13th is called Paraskevidekatriaphobia. Therefore some people confirm that something might occur terribly wrong or very awry through the day. Some people believe that Friday the 13th is the worst day ever. Some people consider it as a threat and fear wherein people avoid things like; avoid going to school, flying, driving, cutting your hair or nails, moving from another house, commencing a new venture, purchasing a new car, eating in restaurants, going to work and even getting married. If you check out some places, streets or establishments like hotels, industries and house numbers the existence of number 13th is invisible in rooms or floors. In some instances where crimes occur it happens in Friday the 13th. And the history tells that a lot of people (even famous ones) were killed in that date. And is also said that a lot of misfortune occurred on and before the said date which made the people think that it's a really a bad day and that is why some people just stay at home doing nothing or probably just slacking off watching some Free Mobile Porn.

My Take…

However, some people especially the Chinese, considers Friday the 13th as their lucky day in certain reasons. Maybe because something good happened or they are lucky during that day contrary to what everyone says and expects. I’m not saying that I don’t believe in such lucks but I do consider the facts. I just think that people should not rely too much on what is told in history, but I’m not also saying not to believe them completely. It’s people's choice to believe in such stuff considering that sometimes it results to positive things. But I do believe though that everything and anything happens for a reason, and whatever the reason might be has prepared answers. And I think it’s not very logical to believe in these especially one so peculiar. I suspect that the statistics and unproven bases tell more about human psychology than the ill-fatedness of any particular date on the calendar.

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Demean Thirteen…
In general numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness or wholeness, as reflected in various manifestations such as the twelve months of the year,
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  • Superstitious Much? | Novelspot

    There's even a name for the irrational fear or Friday the 13th called paraskevidekatriaphobia. Oddly enough, in Italy, the fear is of Friday, the 17th--to the extent that some movies that had Friday the 13th in the title were changed to read



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