Tag: #Superstition

The Fear of Friday and 13

Well, today is the day! It seems to bring fear to many as the unluckiest day of the year brings out that scary movie, and if you talk to teachers or ER people, it is a ridiculous day full of crazy behavior. When I say ridiculous, I mean this is when the children and people seem to have behaviors not usually seen on other days.

I have worked in both the medical and educational fields, so I have witnessed some of these behaviors and heard stories from the ER doctor I worked for who did a rotation in our office during the week. But I think it is not explained by the date or day. Some say the moon causes changes, but I do not know. I seemed to have seen some issues during a full moon. Is it all true? Can there be a way to change this? Is it in our heads? What is the big deal?

Superstitions have danced around for decades! Do not walk under a ladder, do not break a mirror, or have seven years of bad luck, do not let a black cat cross in front of you; the number 13 has been labeled unlucky. However, the ancient Chinese and Egyptians thought the number 13 was lucky.

“Long considered a harbinger of bad luck, Friday the 13th has inspired a late 19th-century secret society, an early 20th-century novel, a horror film franchise, and two unwieldy terms—paraskavedekatriaphobia and friggatriskaidekaphobia—that describe fear of this supposedly unlucky day.”-https://www.history.com/topics/folklore/friday-the-13th. The Western superstition is still going strong I believe or is it?

Do you believe it is superstition? What ones did I not mention? Do you think we need to know about it? I know many stories, sayings, and things to remember passed on from generation to generation. When you get married you need something new, something borrowed and something blue. I think I got it right!

It is Friday, and it happens to be the 13th. I say have a fun Friday with friends and family! Fantastic things happen when you bring people together to enjoy the beauty of the space we share in joy and happiness. I stick with my faith!