How To Survive Friday The 13th!

friday the 13th

As you know Friday The 13th is coming up so all superstitions are high. That basically means that you should stay locked inside your house so you stay safe… Just kidding!
In case you didn’t know Friday The 13th has no real meaning, just a few beliefs.

One of many superstitions is from one that started back in the Middle Ages. Originating from the story of Jesus’ last supper which included 13 individuals leading up to his crucifixion on Good Friday.

last supper

Another belief is that it’s originated from Henry Sutherland Edward’s 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini. Gioachino was a World famous composer who wrote 39 operas. He died on a Friday the 13th. Rossini was Italian, and therefore they regarded that Fridays are an unlucky day & 13 as an unlucky number.  So it was definitely unlucky that Gioachino Rossini passed away on a Friday the 13th in November of 1868.


It is also very possible that the work of Thomas W. Lawson’s novel “Friday, the Thirteenth” in 1907 contributed to the superstition. In the novel, a crooked broker takes advantage of the superstition to create a Wall Street panic on a Friday the 13th.

wall street

Along with Friday The 13th, there is an actual fear of the number “13”. It’s called Triskaidekaphobia. (Try saying that 5 times fast)
Most people with Triskaidekaphobia will by all means avoid anything with the number 13. For example, if you walk into a tall building, apartment, or skyscraper you’ll notice that there will not be a 13th floor. Why? Because people are suspicious that it’s unsafe or unholy.



So in order to survive Friday The 13th, here are 13 tips for you. (HA Get it?!)

(1) Avoid black cats crossing your path.

(2) Avoid opening any umbrellas indoors.

(3) Don’t break any mirrors, or you’ll get 7 YEARS of bad luck. YIKES!

(4) Avoid stepping on any cracks or you’ll break your mothers back.

(5) Never walk under an open ladder.

(6) Don’t spill the salt.

(7) Don’t step on the base path on a baseball field before the game starts.

(8) Never say “Good Luck” before a performance.
break a leg

(9) If you are in prison, don’t drop the soap. Always keep a your soap on a rope.

(10) Never cross arms in a 4 or more person handshake.

(11) Don’t sweep over anyone’s feet.

(12) Hold your breath as you past a graveyard, or you may loose your soul.
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(13) Never ever ever rock an empty rocking chair.
rocking chair


Don’t let the fear of Friday The 13th scare you from enjoying your weekend. Just follow these tips, and you’ll be just fine!




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