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Friday the 13th and its Superstitious beliefs

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Friday the 13th marks the day for the superstitions who often associate the 13th Friday as a day of ill lucked and bad omen. The belief surrounding it originated with the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with 12 of his disciples, it was right before the night of his crucifixion by Roman Soldiers.

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History of Friday the 13th

The number 13 is associated with Judas Iscariot who was the betrayer of Jesus Christ. The number is also said to be imperfect when compared with the number of months in a year.

The association between the 13th date and the day can be traced back to King Philip IV of France who had arrested hundreds of Knights Templar on the 13th Friday of October 1307.

Thus, according to tradition, the arrest of holy warriors on the 13th Friday meant bad luck to one for all.

Many people have started fearing the day, Friday the 13th and this irrational fear of the date is known as ‘Paraskevidekatriaphobia‘.

In Countries like Greece which has a large Spanish speaking population, Tuesday, the 13th frightens people and in the same way, Friday the 17th frightens people.

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Some other superstitious beliefs

Some of the other superstitious beliefs of people include – a black cat crossing your path, breaking a mirror, walking under hanging clothes, opening an umbrella indoors and many others.

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