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Friday the 13th, 'the most widespread superstition'

>> Friday, June 13, 2014

      Why is Friday the 13th the most widespread superstition? Many considered Friday the 13th an unlucky and a fearful day. One reason is that both Friday and number 13 have some troubled ties to Christianity. Jesus Christ was crucified on a Friday and ever since this day has been associated with 'bad omen'. As for number 13, seating 13 people at a table was seen as bad luck as Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ, is said to be the 13th guest at the Last Supper.
      In the Medieval times Friday was unlucky because it was a 'hangman's day'. This kind of superstition represent a kind of phobia. The fear of Friday the 13th is named paraskevidekatriaphobia which is pronounced as paraskavideketriaphobia. The term is based on the Greek words paraskevi (Friday) and dekatria (thirteen) with phobia as suffix meaning fear. It has been considered an unlucky day since the 14th century.
      Friday the 13th is unlucky for some believing that Friday is an unlucky day and 13 an unlucky number for they associated it with some coincidental bad experiences in their lives not having a second thought that only God conquers all here on earth.


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