Friday, November 13, 2009

Is it Friday yet?

Yes it is... but it's also Friday the 13th. Now, the real question is, do you consider this day to be lucky or unlucky?

To me either, I believe you are the only one that makes your own luck, it has nothing to do with the date, the time or the place where you are...

But to many Friday the 13th really is consider unlucky, so I decided to do some research online and this is what I found; The origin of the link between bad luck and Friday the 13th is unclear. Some say that the whole thing might date to Biblical times (the 13th guest at the Last Supper betrayed Jesus). By the Middle Ages, both Friday and 13 were considered bearers of bad fortune and that superstition carried until now modern times.

Here are five Friday-the-13th facts:

1. Fear of Friday the 13th – one of the most popular myths in science - is called paraskavedekatriaphobia as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.

2. Many hospitals have no room 13, while some tall buildings skip the 13th floor and some airline terminals omit Gate 13.

3. President Franklin D. Roosevelt would not travel on the 13th day of any month and would never host 13 guests at a meal. Napoleon and President Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic, with an abnormal fear of the number 13.

4. Mark Twain once was the 13th guest at a dinner party. A friend warned him not to go. “It was bad luck,” Twain later told the friend. “They only had food for 12.” Superstitious diners in Paris can hire a quatorzieme, or professional 14th guest.

5. The number 13 suffers from its position after 12, according to numerologists who consider the latter to be a complete number – 12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 days of Christmas and 12 eggs in a dozen.

It's honestly kind of silly to think people have had this crazy superstitions for so long, but I guess once you believe in something is has to make a difference in once life.

To me today is lucky, since I get pay every 15th & 30th of the month, and since this week the 15th is Sunday, I got paid today, Yey lucky me! LOL

So to everybody out there, enjoy your 13 which ever way you'll like, if it's good luck enjoy it, and if in fact brings you not so good times, try to make the best out of it!

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

2 commented; now it's your turn!:

God's Little People said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your little piece of research - great work! Wasn't even aware it was Friday the 13th before I read your blog... but it made me realize that it is also a root number 8 day, where balances can be critical and things can either turn for or against you. Funny how my day has been full of small resistences but everything has turned out just great! I'm also a firm believer that you make your own luck and that it's got nothing to do with date, time, place or the likes. Hope you're having a charming day :-)) and a great weekend to you too!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yeah, I love Friday the 13th because I like to dramatize this day!!

Well, since I'm not going to the concert cause it got cancelled Im saying it is bad luck! But I am going out with friends so maybe it isn't that bad! LOL!!

Today is just a regular day as every other one! :)

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