Don’t get me wrong I believe it myself today my mind is focusing on the more positive side not easy but just doing that makes me feel better, I rather go into discussions tomorrow just not today lol! But for real though I’m dead serious.
The other question is; where did this came from? Who actually invented this? Not kidding you one time I walked underneath a ladder and I remember how bad that day went. I just want a peaceful day who doesn’t want that? Since I’m curious about today Friday the 13th I’m gonna share with you a little bit about the history.
*Websites I used to gather information are History.com, Wikipedia, Sweatpantsandcoffee.com and Elitedaily.com.
13 Superstitions For Friday The 13th
- “Ringing a bell will drive away spirits”
- “It’s bad luck to walk under a ladder”
- “If a black cat crosses your path it is bad luck”
- “Step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back”
- “If you spill the salt you will have bad luck”
- “If your ears are burning someone is gossiping about you” or “If your ears are itching someone is talking about you”
- “Mirrors or breaking mirrors”
- “It’s bad luck to open an umbrella indoors”
- “If a ladybug lands on you, count the spots and that is how long you will have good luck”
- “Knock on wood”
- Blowing out Birthday candles
- “Cross your fingers”
- Fear of Friday the 13th: Triskaidekaphobia
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According biblical traditions, 13 guests attended the Last Supper, held on Maundy Thursday, including Jesus and his 12 apostles (one of was Judas, betrayed him). The next day, of course, was Good Friday, the day of Jesus’ crucifixion. But not only that the seating arrangement at the Last Supper is believed to have given rise to a longstanding Christian superstition that having 13 guests at a table was a bad omen.
Even though Friday’s negative associations are weaker, some have suggested they also have roots in Christian tradition: Just as Jesus was crucified on a Friday, Friday was also said to be the day Eve gave Adam the fateful apple from the Tree of Knowledge, as well as the day Cain killed his brother, Abel.
The history of the Friday the 13th legend in particular (not just the number 13) occurred in 1907, with the publication of the novel Friday, the Thirteenth written by Thomas William Lawson.
The horror movie Friday the 13th, released in 1980, introduced the world to a hockey mask-wearing killer named Jason, best-known example of the famous superstition in history. The movie had multiple sequels, as well as comic books, novellas, video games, related merchandise and countless terrifying Halloween costumes.
Tuesday the 13th in Hispanic and Greek culture
In Spanish speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th (martes trece) is considered a day of bad luck.
The Greeks also consider Tuesday (and especially the 13th) an unlucky day. Tuesday is considered dominated by the influence of Ares, the god of war (Mars in Roman mythology). The fall of Constantinople to the Fourth Crusade occurred on Tuesday, April 13, 1204, and the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans happened on Tuesday, 29 May 1453, events that strengthen the superstition about Tuesday. In addition, in Greek the name of the day is Triti (Τρίτη) meaning the third (day of the week), adding weight to the superstition, since bad luck is said to “come in threes”.
Tuesday the 13th occurs in a month that begins on a Thursday.
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Some Events That Happened On This Day
🐈⬛ Friday, July 13, 1821 : One of the scariest fellows ever was born: Nathan Bedford Forrest, a founder of the Ku Klux Klan
🐈⬛ Friday, January 13, 2012 : The cruise ship Costa Concordia partially sank off the Italian coast after running aground, killing 32.
🐈⬛ Friday, 1970 : Marked by many music experts as the official birth of heavy metal, Black Sabbath’s eponymous album was released.
🐈⬛ Friday, September 1985 : mega-franchise-launcher and anchor for Nintendo Super Mario Bros. was released on a fireball-throwing Friday the 13th.
🐈⬛ Friday, January 13, 1989 : The “Friday the 13th virus” infected hundreds of IBM computers across Great Britain, wiping out program files and causing considerable anxiety at a time when large-scale computer viruses were a relatively new threat.
🐈⬛ And a little preview for a Friday the 13th in 2029: Asteroid 99942 Apophis is forecasted to pass earth at a closer distance than any of our satellites.
Question: What is ONE THING you truly believe in regarding Friday the 13th?