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So What Is It About Friday the 13th???

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Do you have “friggatriskaidekaphobia”? You are not alone.

Henry Ford would not do business on Friday the 13th and Franklin, Delano Roosevelt avoided travel.

Where did the fear of this day start? What caused us to fear the number 13?

There are lots of reasons from ancient texts to more modern times that cause us to be careful of Friday the 13th. After all, there is Tuesday the 13th and Sunday the 13th?

In modern times when films do enter and stay in our consciousness there is always Friday the 13th series of horror films that have made people tons of money. They are all about bad luck and curses. Guess we just loved to be afraid of something.

However… if you really want to be rid of this silly phobia here is some advice:

  • 1. Walk under a ladder. An open ladder sets up a triangle and the triangle is a symbol of life. Sooo, see it as a positive thing to do and it will no longer be scary.
  • 2. Throw away your rabbit’s foot good luck charm…. that is unless you want to become a parent. You see the rabbit foot is a symbol of fertility and keeping it can just maybe make your Friday the 13th into something you really do not want.
  • 3. Say “friggatriskadekaphobia” very fast while turning around in a counter clockwise manner. Do this 10 times. Hey, who knows if this will really change anything? It is just plain fun.

Have a happy, productive day and remember, tomorrow is the 14th!



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