Friday, October 13, 2017

HAPPY #Fridaythe13th! Is it an 'unlucky day'?? Why? [details]

Today is Friday the 13th, which by superstition's value is the 'unluckiest' day of the week.  Incidentally, there are 2 Friday the 13th's in this year.  THE NEXT Friday the 13th isn't until April, 2018--SO ENJOY this one WHILE YOU CAN!  Where did this superstition come from?  Let's see if we can find out why.

In numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness, as reflected in the twelve months of the year, twelve hours of the clock, twelve gods of Olympus, twelve tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles of Jesus, the 12 successors of Muhammad in Shia Islam, etc., whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing this completeness. There is also a superstition, thought by some to derive from the Last Supper or a Norse myth, that having thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of the diners.

Friday has been considered an unlucky day at least since the 14th century's The Canterbury Tales, and many other professions have regarded Friday as an unlucky day to undertake journeys, begin new projects or deploy releases in production. Black Friday has been associated with stock market crashes and other disasters since the 1800s.

So, there you have it. But if you allow superstitions to rule your life, this day may mean doom and gloom for you, if not, then carry on. Business as usual.

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