Friday, March 13, 2009

It's Friday 13th again...

How many Friday 13th are there this year? I counted 3. What's the differences of Friday the 13th from any other day? I find myself searching through Wikipedia and Msn to know what exactly Friday the 13th means.

"Friday the 13th is the thirteenth day in a month that falls on Friday, which superstition holds that it is a day of good or bad luck. In the Gregorian calendar, this day occurs at least once a year. Some people seem to lose boost on this day of the year, it is unexplained, but some people lose it."

So does that mean that this year we have 3 Friday 13th, so many people are going to lose a lot of boost then? There's even a fear of Friday the 13th. It is called paraskavedekatriaphobiaa, a word derived from the concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή) (meaning Friday), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς) (meaning thirteen), attached to phobía (φοβία) (meaning fear). I can't even pronounce it...haha

What's the origin of Friday 13th?

"The origin of the link between bad luck and Friday the 13th is murky. 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. In modern times, the superstition permeates society. "

So that's what it is all about....human superstition but believing is better than not believing. If it doesn't hurt to believe then why not? Haha....So I would say get something lucky like a four-leafed clover or a horse shoe before stepping out of your house on the next Friday the 13th which is not too far way. It's this November...

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