The origins of Friday the 13th as a day of bad luck can be traced back to ancient times. The number 13 has been considered unlucky for centuries, with some theories linking it to the 13 guests present at the Last Supper or the 13 steps leading to the gallows.
Friday has also been considered an unlucky day for various reasons throughout history. In Christian tradition, Friday is the day of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In Norse mythology, Friday is associated with the goddess Freyja, who is associated with love and fertility but also with war and death.
Throughout history, many superstitions have arisen around Friday the 13th. Some people believe that it is a day when bad luck is more likely to occur, and as a result, they may avoid certain activities or refrain from making important decisions on this day. Some of the superstitions include not starting a journey or a new project on Friday the 13th, not cutting hair or nails or not buying or selling anything on that day.
Despite the long-standing association of Friday the 13th with bad luck, there is no scientific evidence to support the belief that this day is any more likely to bring misfortune than any other day. Some people even consider it a lucky day and take advantage of the superstition to their advantage.
If you are not afraid to step on a crack or walk under a ladder on Friday the 13th, you are not alone. Superstitions make for good legends but should not be a determining factor that governs one’s daily activities., so happy Friday the 13th and may your path be crossed by many black cats. And if it is not so lucky for you, do not worry; you can try again in October.