Freaky Friday the 13th

By | 20:18 4 comments

Yes I'm aware I'm posting this on the 14th and not the 13th ... It just so happens that since the day before I've been noticing all these 'signs' referring to Friday the 13th .. and just now as I was on LR checking out some new blogs, yet another post was talking about this day but in a really cool sort of way which I liked =)

Really ... what is the big deal with Friday the 13th or rather the number 13 ?? Are you the superstitious kind or believe that it is an 'evil' number ? Why is that some buildings don't have the 13th floor ??

I recall that whilst at university, I lived in a building with 26 floors, but there was no 13th Floor - so technically the building only had 25 floors ... I never understood that.

According to my readings on Wikipedia, Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of good or bad luck. In the Gregorian Calender this day occurs at least once, but at most 3 times a year.

If Friday the 13th is unlucky, then 2009 is an unusually unlucky year. If you haven't realised it already - February 2009 already had a Friday 13th and now in March, we have yet another one, and the next is in November. Such a rare triple-threat occurs only once every 11 years according to an article I read online.

Is it really such a big deal ? My cousin mentioned the day before that I should be careful on Fri as we were to be driving a long distance for a meeting; and I kind of laughed it off .. My fear wasn't in the fact that it was Fri 13th - but more so that I would have to encounter the crazy maniacs calling themselves drivers in Mumbai for a longer period of time !

My day yesterday was really good in fact ... Finished off with a successful meeting; got back to work; had a good brainstorming session with the team; and made our way home without any incidents; got to my cousins' place where I hung out for a few hours chilling with my little nieces and had a great dinner ... so it was a Good Day for me =)


And now a bit of trivia for you ...

Fear of Friday the 13th - is called paraskavedekatriaphobia as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia

whilst

triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.


Note - images courtesy of www.savagechickens.com

4 comments:

Christina said...

Thanks for linking my post! I love the facts you threw in. I had no idea we are going to be having another friday the 13th!

Carol said...

I am thinking the 13th is just a number people like to fear. For me I am usually as lucky on that day as any other. Which means I am not unlucky or lucky. Smile

Deft Digits said...

I'm glad to see that I wasn't the only one tackling this hot issue. Hopefully articles like ours will spread, and we can end the madness!

Thank you for following, by the way, and for your kind comments. I have enjoyed what I've read here, so I think I'll have to follow you back.

jollof said...

I think the hype behind number 13 is as funny as the Savage Chickens. I think it's a lucky number and this year's gonna be special if there's 3 of such 'freaky' Fridays. Aside - I wanna subscribe to those cartoons but I feel they only come out on Friday 13th's :(