Friday the Thirteenth
fear of Friday the 13th
is known as Paraskevidekatriaphobia.
(I dare you to try to say it!) The funny thing is, the people who
believe the day is unlucky, give no explanation whatsoever for their
beliefs! It seems people
fear Friday the 13th
only because it is Friday the 13th! They just believe it is
unlucky, but there is no reason or any background information to support
Christian Beliefs Might Have Influenced It
number 13 is imortant to all Christians because 13 is the number of
guests who attended the last supper (Jesus and his 12 apostles).
Judas, the one who betrayed Jesus, was the 13th
guest to arrive. Christians
have always been worried about Fridays because Jesus was crucified on a
Friday. Also, some
researchers say that Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit on a Friday.
On top of that, it is said that the Great Flood started on a
Friday. It seems that all of
us give in to our superstitions when it comes to Friday the 13th!