Things you didn't know about Friday the 13th

Why Friday the 13th is unlucky (unless you're Taylor Swift)

Why Friday the 13th is unlucky (unless you're Taylor Swift)

And if you are wondering why it is significant, here's the answer - Friday, the 13th is often considered unlucky by superstitious people.

You're probably wondering, how can you win the lottery on such a day? .

The unlucky or now more seemingly lucky day has not just proven to be a day to win but also a day to buy.

Arbitrary though they may be, and whatever you may believe, it's hard not to notice when the 13th falls on a Friday! It is thought to have emerged from the time of Christianity, when Lord Jesus was crucified on a Friday. April of this year began with the Easter Sunday, so today is the "dreaded day"!

On Friday the 13th, a number of other untoward and unpleasant events have occurred.

That's not to mention the "Friday the 13th" movie franchise that started in 1980, scaring movie-goers out of $380 million at the box office since 1980 with 12 pictures, per Box Office Mojo.

When is the next Friday the 13th?

Why Friday the 13th is unlucky (unless you're Taylor Swift)
Friday the 13th - is a real thing?

Anecdotally, it's cheaper to fly on Friday the 13; and insurance companies report LESS accidents as people tend to be more careful. It was written by Thomas W. Lawson, who was intensely superstitious. The popular novel is still getting reprinted.

Well, on Friday July 13 1821, Nathan Bedford Forrest was born.

A street artist in Jason Voorhees get-up. This is believed to have contributed largely in fueling superstitions around Friday the 13th.

This person can act as a 14th dinner guest if the final party number comes to 13.

Nazis dropped bombs on Buckingham Palace on Friday, Sept. 13, 1940 during the destructive blitz attacks.

Paraskevidekatriaphobia, otherwise known as a fear of Friday 13th, is thought to hinder those with the condition from carrying out their normal routines so milestone events such as moving house would simply be out of the question. So much so that many high-rise buildings, hotels, and hospitals skip the 13th floor and many airports do not have gates numbered 13.

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