Friday the 13th

Posted: June 13, 2014 in Everyday Life

The fear of Friday the 13th has been called friggatriskaidekaphobia.

There is roughly a Friday the 13th once every 212 days.

Friday the 13th isn’t mentioned in history until 1869. Although Friday may have been considered unlucky and the number 13 was thought unlucky long before that.

Any month that starts on a Sunday contains a Friday the 13th.

At least in the Netherlands, statistically speaking, in the last two years driving has been slightly safer on Friday the 13th.

The HMS Friday set out on her first shake down cruise on Friday the 13th and was never heard from again. But there is no official record of the HMS Friday ever being built.

In Spanish speaking countries, Tuesday the 13th may be considered unlucky. The Greeks hold Tuesday as unlucky also.

Some countries consider Friday the 17th as unlucky.

Be careful out there today.


  1. I’m not superstitious…but we’ll see how the rest of today goes! 😉
    Interesting info.
    I know some people born on the 13th…and they are amazing people in my life. So, the 13th is good! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…the names for phobias are always wild! I think I have a phobia for seeing phobia names! 😀 😛


  2. No hope in me ever pronouncing that one. I like Friday the 13th ‘s . They are an event that provides us with an ice breaker, just something to start a conversation with and talk about.


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