Friday, January 13, 2012


Happy Friday the 13th everyone.  I am partial to these days because my birthday is on the 13th and sometimes falls on a friday.  Did you know that the fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia.  Thats kind of a long word.  And in many Spanish speaking countries they believe that Tuesday the 13th is unlucky instead of Friday.  Here is an interesting fact, 

"According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. "It's been estimated that [US]$800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day".[5] Despite this, representatives for both Delta and Continental Airlines say that their airlines do not suffer from any noticeable drop in travel on those Fridays."

I didn't realize that so many people actually cared.  I have gone through a few and not even noticed that it was Friday the 13th. I certainly do not change my routine because of it.  What about you?  Do you do anything different on this day?  I did have some crazy weird dreams last night but that has been happening every night so I don't think it is related.  Good Luck on an supposedly unlucky day!

1 comment:

Mary-Anne said...

I HATE Friday the 13th. I totally think it's unlucky. I don't really change my routine, but I would on big things. I wouldn't fly on Friday the 13th or do other things. It is pretty much the only thing I am superstitious about, but something bad happened when I was little to make me cautious of this day.