Friday the 13th is upon us! The fear of Friday the 13th is called triskaidekaphobia.


Although most of us would probably affirm that superstition’s role in Western culture is now a much diminished one, more a source of amusement than anything else, there are still those who allow their trepidation over particular days or dates to prevent them from engaging in their choice of activities.

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We may make jokes about Friday the 13th and only kiddingly instruct loved ones to exercise greater care on that day, but those who suffer from a fear of the number thirteen (13), triskaidekaphobia, or a fear of the day, Friday the 13th, paraskevidekatriaphobia, may genuinely feel limited by the rumored potential for ill luck connected with the date.

Black cat

For full article: Urban Legends Reference Pages: A World of Luck (Friday the 13th)

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