Did you know there's an actual term for being afraid of Friday the 13th?!
Paraskavedekatriaphobia! (Good luck prouncing that!)
It's just another day right? Coincidence if something bad happens? Yet look on wikiHow and you'll find tips on how to be lucky on the day! An interesting bullet point list of fighting superstition with more superstitions...wearing red pants helps apparently...
Are you superstitious?
When I was younger I used to salute magpies...yep someone told me it was bad luck not to and who wants bad luck?! If you look up the idea of saluting magpies, to ensure you prevent bad luck, before you know it you'll also be asking Mr magpie how his family is and turning around on the spot! I mean if you live in the UK you're not going to get far for going through this rigmarole everytime a magpie invades your space!
And what about black cats? I always thought it was bad luck if one crossed your path, which meant strange dancing around cats to avoid letting them past! A friend of mine used to think a cat crossing her path was a sign of good luck! You can imagine the predicament if we were both walking together as Mr Cat strolled by!
Read this for some interesting facts about Friday the 13th.
In the meantime Happy Friday!!
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