March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th is the thirteenth day in a month that falls on Friday, which superstition holds that it is a day of good or bad luck. In the Gregorian calendar, this day occurs at least once a year. But as what I have noticed, today was the second month where the 13th day falls on Friday, the third occurrence will be on November 2009. But as to my own opinion, I do not believe on this- it’s a false notion. There is no such thing as good and bad luck, all that is happening was planned and controlled by God.

The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia, a word derived from the concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví meaning Friday, and dekatreís (meaning thirteen), attached to phobía (meaning fear). This is a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia, a simple phobia (fear) of the number thirteen, and is also known as friggatriskaidekaphobia.

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