Friday The 13th: 5 Things To Know About The Day & Why Its Considered Unlucky

When the 13th of the month falls on a Friday, its considered to be an unlucky day — and the origin of why dates back QUITE some time!

Its September 13, 2019, and this year, the date falls on a Friday, which means its Friday the 13th! Friday the 13th has been largely regarded as an “unlucky” day, and people who are REALLY superstitious definitely go into it with some fear. The exact origin of when this superstition began isnt completely clear, but its something thats been believed for hundreds of years now. Heres more to know about Friday the 13th:

1. Why is it considered unlucky? There is no actual evidence of the Friday and 13 being unlucky. However, one theory about Friday the 13th is that it originated from the story of Jesus last supper and crucifixion, where 13 were present the night before his death. A second theory dates back to 1307, when Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of people on Friday, October 13 of that year.

2. Its even more unlucky when it falls on a full moon, according to superstition. Its very rare for a full moon to occur on Friday the 13th, but when it does, its a collision of wild superstitions! Many believe that full moons cause people to act crazy and out of character, so when the full moon occurs on Friday the 13th, its believed to heighten that even further. Of course, this is all strictly based in superstition.

3. Its also known as paraskevidekatriaphobia. This name comes from the irrational fear of the number 13, wh