Why Is Friday The 13 Unlucky?

By Paige

Friday The 13 Unlucky?

Since Christ was crucified on a Friday, many Christains believe that the sixth day of the week (Friday) is considered unlucky. Also, 13 is bad luck because that is the number of people who attended the last supper. But the superstitions go back even farther in the past, further than 2,000 years ago. Norse mythology also revieled the No. 13 Loki, the most unliked Norse gods, crashed a dinner party made only for 12. Since he was the 13th guest, he was told to cause the sentence of death for Balder, the god of light and joy, and reconciliation. Therefore, on Friday you should; never change your bed on Fridays because it is known for giving you bad dreams, never start a trip on Friday for it is caused misfourtune, if you cut your nails on a Friday it means sorrow, never set a ship sail on Friday unless you want it to have bad luck, and Friday is the witches' Sabbath.

Friday the 13th Unlucky?

Folklist say that there is no evidence that proves Friday the 13th unlucky. The only earliest document proving is in the biography of Gioachino Rossini, who passed away on the sixth day of the week on a 13th (Friday the 13th).

Why is Friday the 13th known as unlucky?

In Europe and North America, a portion of people act very strangely on Friday the 13th. People will not start a new project, fly planes, get married or even apply for a new job. Some people who truly believe it is unlucky will not even go to work. In the U.S. barely 8 percent of people are afraid of Friday the thirteenth, known as paraskevidekatriaphobia.