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Posts Tagged ‘Superstitions over Friday the 13th stem from two separate fears – the fear of the number 13 and the fear of Fridays

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Friggatriskaidekaphobia – Fear of Friday the 13th

May 13, 2016

Those of a superstitious inclination may have extra reason to curse their luck today.

Not only is Friday the 13th a particularly inauspicious day for them, they may be unhappy to learn that 2012 will be an especially unlucky year.

Today is the first of an unusual three Friday the 13ths – the fear of which has its roots in Christian tradition – that will fall in 2012.

But the good news is that they only have to get through this year and the phenomenon will not strike again until 2026.

And while they may spend the day cowering under the duvet in case any ill might befall them if they leave the house – and avoiding walking under ladders or over three drains at a time if they are forced to venture outside – they can take some comfort in knowing they are not alone.

More than 60 million people worldwide are claimed to suffer from fear of the day – known as paraskevidekatriaphobia, from the Greek.