I don’t usually take note of such negative superstitious beliefs, but three people have asked me this question today already!
Friday the 13th, also known as Black Friday, is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday.
In fact, fear of this day is taken so seriously, it has a special name. The phobia, known as Friggatriskaidekaphobia comes from Frigga, the name of the Norse goddess for whom Friday is named, and Triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number thirteen.
Today is actually the second Friday the 13th of the year. The first was in February and there will be another one in November.
Many regard it as a bad luck day. The origin of this belief isn’t perfectly clear, but both Friday and, separately, the number 13 have long been considered unlucky. Sometime around the late 19th century, people started putting the two together to form the unluckiest day of all.
While many will laugh off the superstitious day, others will remain in bed paralyzed by fear and avoid daily tasks, conducting business or traveling. I believe more in the power of faith and that my day will be however I wish it to be. Obviously, my wishes are always good ones 🙂
How about you? How has your day been so far? Do you believe that today is a ‘bad luck’ day? Or do you have any recollection of bad luck on any past Friday 13th?
AdetolanıMarch 13, 2015 at 5:31 pm
I really dnt belıeve ıt’s a bad date or day eıther…my day was splendıd by God’s grace
Unegbu BlessingMarch 13, 2015 at 6:43 pm
Its indeed a black Friday because my bestie lost her dad this morning. Its been a bad luck day for her and her family.#tears#
chinnyMarch 13, 2015 at 8:00 pm
today was a badluck day for me. got a job audition and was picked cos my voice was good to be a customer care person but because i kept forgetting a line i was switched with someone who was to usher although my voice was better. but i didnt fit into the usher part cos i wasnt tall and they needed 3 girls out of 10 and the other girl would hv been out if we werent switched. dat was hard luck for me.
Oladimeji ToluMarch 13, 2015 at 8:04 pm
All day is good or bad depending on the mindset of the individual. What u believe would come to you. My believe: All days are good for me and no bad days. Amen.
JohnMarch 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm
13th of march is my Birthday! In the year 2010 March 13th a contract what of #28000000 was given to my company by Lagos state government! And my birthday has been Great today!
micheal oparaMarch 13, 2015 at 8:20 pm
i dont truely beleive in that saying. my day was jost so wonderfull.
RANDOLPH ROGERSMarch 13, 2015 at 9:24 pm
I was up at 4am this morning because I had to go and pickup my passport from the first embassy. Unfortunately, the Ghana COnsulate was closed knowing fully well they will not open today but wasn’t told. I guess the celebration was still going on. I had to travel to the other two consulate to tell them that I eill bring my passport on monday. Friday The Thirteen as an African, l am not supersticious but when I came overseas was when I came to know about these things. I travelled from Manhattan to my neighborhood to do some grocery shopping. Arrivingat the supermarket, to buy some couscous from Ghana, there was none left. But was fortunate to buy some fresh baked whole wheat bread. I do no t eat white bread. Plantain was all gone. Bought me some HOrlicks and ovaltin because the Decaffeinated chai tea I like so much were all gone. Bought me some yogurt peach flavor as compensation for what I didn’t get. Fish market, bought me a whole Salmon asked that it be fillet . Was lucky on that one. I left and came home, took a shawer head out to a THAI Restaurant to have dinner. That’s part of my day so far. Next week eill go to pickup my cloths from the laundry. … In New York, with my first apartment, on 8th street in the village I stayed on the 13th floor but they changed the floor number to look likev14 in the elivator. On wall street it was on the 13th floor again. But in SAN FRANCISCO things remained the same. But was there fot 13 years. Over numerous earth quakes. In Singapore I stayed on the 13floor with no problem. So I have been lucky through out my life as I TRAVELTO TTHESE PLACES. I accept things with open mind. Why, because I am a cool individual. I am never steemef up about things I couldn’t change. But will be sure it never happened again. Let me stop boring you about my day. I do hope you have a wonderful, restful weekend.
OmowunmiMarch 13, 2015 at 9:52 pm
My day was splendid. God is always in charge of my days, so its all good.
chinweMarch 13, 2015 at 10:19 pm
As far as am corncern every day is a great day for me whealther good or bad as the bible made us to know dt in every situation one find his or herself he should give God glory, so therefor I need to appriciat him fo everyday of my life.Do nt allow the 13 day of march nt to bother you
Ebere BlessingMarch 13, 2015 at 11:33 pm
today is really bad for meee…..I detest today….I pray dat today will neva again oocur in my life
JosMarch 14, 2015 at 1:30 am
Was surprise when i read dis coz i was thinking what kind of day is dis, despite i was off work today resting still received a very bad News that by brother was kidnapped which i believe he will be release next day 14th….because God says everything he created was perfect .