Dread Alert Folks! Today is Friday the 13th. But we don’t intend to scare you. Rather, we wish to enlighten you on why this particular date is considered to be so terrifying.
Some consider this to be a superstition while some wallow in the fact that the combo is really fierce and alarming. Going by the western superstation and Gregorian calendar, the 13th day of the month that falls on a Friday is believed to be an unlucky day.
Going back to the history, Friday was the day when Jesus Christ was crucified and Judas was one of the twelve disciples of Jesus who betrayed him and was allegedly the 13th guest to sit down at the last supper. So, the day of the crucifixion and the betrayal of one apostle made a spot in the calendar that is encircled with colour red.
Did you notice, in the year of 2017, the occurrence of 13 and Friday happened twice, one on 13th January and second- today?
It might astound you that in Spanish speaking countries, Tuesday the 13th is considered to be a bad day while in Italy, Friday the 17th is believed to be bad day.
Though Friday the 13th is still the most popularly known day, we still believe that it’s just a day like all other day and has nothing to be afraid of.
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