Friday, May 13, 2011

Day 133 - 13

Happy Friday the 13th - the scariest day of the year! Go out and brave the black cats and ladders, I am! Here's a little bit of information as to why some consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky...

Per Wikiepedia, "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 tribes of Israel, twelve Apostles of Jesus, twelve gods of Olympus, 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 or begin new projects. Black Fridayhas been associated with stock market crashes and other disasters since the 1800s. It has also been suggested that Friday has been considered an unlucky day because, according to Christian scripture and tradition, Jesus was crucified on a Friday."

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