it's the 13th and it's friday!

August 12, 2010

It's Friday the 13th!

For some believers it 
is considered the day of bad luck. The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia derived from the Greek words Paraskevi (meaning Friday), dekatreis (meaning thirteen), attached to phobia (meaning fear). The term is a specialized form of triskaidekaphobia, a simple phobia (fear) of the number thirteen.

History says, both the number thirteen and Friday have been considered unlucky. In numerology, the number 12 is considered the number of completeness, as relected in the twelve months of the year, twelve recognized signs of the zodiac, twelve apostles of Jesus and etc...whereas, the number 13 is considered irregular, transgressing the completeness. There is also superstition thought by some to derive from the last supper that having thirteen people seated at the table will result of the death of one of the diners.

Here are some of the compiled lists of the World’s Natural Events that falls on Fridays the 13th:
The Black Friday bushfires in Victoria, Australia occurred on Friday, January 13, 1939.

The Uruguayan Ruby team infamously crashed in the Andes mountain range on Friday, 13 October 1972.

Hurricane Charley made landfall near Port Charlotte, Florida on Friday, August 13, 2004.

The “Friday the 13th Storm” struck Buffalo, New York on October 13, 2006.

However for some reasons, to some the urban legend Friday the 13th is just as lucky as it is.

But whatever it is...  to me, everyday is a lucky day for as long as we breathe and live. What is bound to happen will happen no matter what!

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