It’s Friday the 13th… but why is today meant to be unlucky?

It's Friday the 13th… but why is today meant to be unlucky?
Friday 13th isn't actually the unluckiest day, but here's why people think it is
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What to know about Friday the 13th!

Events including the great flood, during the time of Noah, and Eve tempting Adam with the forbidden fruit all apparently happened on Fridays, which was also the day on which Jesus was crucified.

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Motorists are also more likely to have an accident on the 12th than they are on the 13th, according to claims lodged via motor insurer Direct Line.

Superstitious? Happy Friday the 13th
Superstitious? Happy Friday the 13th

Where did the superstition come from?

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“One eyewitness says the Templar master asked God to take revenge on the people who had tormented him. Lo and behold, within a year, both Philip IV of France and Pope Clement V were dead.”

Friday the 13th: What's so unlucky about the number 13?

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13 facts about Friday the 13th, the unluckiest day on the calendar

You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change )Friday 13th has long been famed as one of the most unlucky or dangerous days in the year, but this is all down to superstition.

Friday the 13th! A day many people find to be unlucky, so here’s a couple tidbits about the superstition.Phobia of Friday 13th is a real thing and people have it
A woman smiles while sitting on a stool and painting a black eye and teeth on a large calendar page for ‘Friday The 13,’ circa 1965. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)Additional Newsletter Where do you live? Enter your postcode so we can keep you up-to-date with the latest local news and exciting deals.
MORE: Thousands of baby penguins starve to death in AntarcticaAccording to Zoopla, properties that are number 13 are £9,000 cheaper than neighbouring houses and flats.However, one explanation for the superstition stems from events on Friday 13 October 1307, when hundreds of Knights Templar were arrested and burnt across France.

When is the next Friday 13th and why is it considered so unlucky?

The Greeks feared Tuesdays in general, but Tuesday the 13th for them is particularly unlucky too.

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Why some people think Friday the 13th is an unlucky day

Here is a little history behind the dates and why it is considered bad luck.
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date because people tend to be extra careful. For instance, the Dutch Centre for Insurance Statistics revealed that fewer traffic accidents happen during that time period. Reports of fire and theft were also lowered.
Tonight Cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 58F. Winds light and variable.The presence of Judas, the 13th disciple, may have given the number its unlucky connotations Friday generally also has a bad reputation. Good Friday was the day of Jesus’s crucifixion and, in this country, Friday was once known as Hangman’s Day because it was often when people who had been condemned to death would be hanged. To this day, it’s usually the day of the week when people are sacked or made redundant.If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, a family member will die3. Friday’s position as the unlucky day may have been strengthened by it being the day of execution of criminals for many years, commonly called Hangman’s Day.

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Friday 13th isn't actually the unluckiest day, but here's why people think it is
Friday 13th isn't actually the unluckiest day, but here's why people think it is

There is anecdotal evidence that unlucky things will happen on Friday the 13th. In 1976, New Yorker Daz Baxter was apparently so afraid of Friday the 13th he decided the safest place to stay was his bed. Mr Baxter was killed when the floor of his apartment block collapsed that day.

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5. Christians look to the Last Supper for their suspicion of the number 13. Thirteen was the number of guests at the table, the 13th person being Judas, the traitor.Get notified when content that interests you is published

Once today’s over and done with you don’t have to worry for a while – the next Friday 13 occurs in April.

1. Prince Harry reached the South Pole – December 2013 (Victoria Nicholson/WWTW) Prince Harry and his Walking With The Wounded expedition-mates reached the South Pole on a Friday the 13th after a 200-mile trek.

The Last Supper has thirteen guests, and people are scared of having parties with 13 guests. You can even hire a 14th guest – there are businesses for that (Picture: Getty) Associations of bad luck with the number 13 can be drawn back to the Bible: there were 13 people at the Last Supper and Jesus was crucified on a Friday.History is silent on how the number has come to be seen as unlucky, but there is a rather unnerving amount (more than 13) of historical events that have likely led to the misfortune under which 13 suffers.DATE: Why do we have superstitions over Friday the 13th?
There has also been a longstanding myth that if 13 people dine together, one will die within a year. This has originated from both the Last Supper, when Jesus dined with the 12 Apostles prior to his death, and a popular Norse myth, in which 11 close friends of the god Odin dine together only to have the 12-person party crashed by a 13th person, Loki, the god of evil and turmoil.

To facts about Friday 13th see here.Friday the 13th is considered by many to be an unlucky day. There are two of them in 2017. The first one was in January and the second in October.And the best thing about it? It’s always on a Friday, which means the next day is always a Saturday. Hooray!

Friday 13th October is likely to worry some of the more superstitious – but what is the meaning and origin of this supposedly fateful day?

TheKnot.com reported that fewer couples get married on what they think is the unlucky day. Since there is not much business, some wedding venues offer special discounts so couples will book their weddings on Friday the 13th.

Harry couldn’t have put it better himself, saying: “A half-day on Friday and we get to the South Pole on Friday 13th, unlucky for some, lucky for us.”

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