Friday the 13th Madness

Friday the 13th is known for it’s superstitious belief as the day of bad luck, wherein many unwanted and unexpected accident would probably bound to happened. It’s typically a fright day when Friday falls on the 13th day of the month. In Gregorian Calendar, this day occurs atleast once but at most three times a year. Any 13th day of month will falls on Friday, if the particular month begins the first day on Sunday.

According to the folklorists, there is no written evidence for Friday the 13th superstition before 19th century and the earliest documented reference in English was firstly recorded in 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini. Like many Italian he regarded Friday regarded to be unlucky day while the number thirteen as unlucky number. He died also in Friday, the 13th day of November.

In numerology theory, It was said that Friday was consider as number of irregular, trangressing this completeness. A theory originated from Last Supper or Norse myth, having thirteen people seated at the table will result from dead of one. You may presently observe these days that no standing buildings allowing the existence of a 13th floor or room number 13 in their possession. It’s become extremely common superstitious belief that even modern day man keep up. Due to the bad things fictitiously heard about it, some respected businessman still don’t make transaction or business during this day. Other avoid sailing, travelling and journeying to a far away places. Other moved the special occasion to a more agreeable date in case it falls on the 13th.

They believe Friday the 13th is a doom’s day. The intial warning is the appearance of black cat wary the people of that a certain bad luck will take place. It became one of the symbol indicating the coming of an accident.

The fear of friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia, “frigga” means friday meaning friday and triskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia a word derived from the concatenation of the greek words paraskevi meaning friday and dekatreis meaning 13, attach to phobia from phobos meaning “fear”. the word was derived in 1911 and first appeared in a mainstream source in 1953.

In Spanish speaking countries, they consider Tuesday the 13th as bad luck instead of Friday its orginated from the Fall of Constantinople, when the city fell to the Ottomans.

During Friday the 13th large number of people were affected, they got panic, frighten and weary in awaiting for the bad luck whilst in some cases people become preventatively more careful and aware of the possible unwanted mishap that might happen. As the early precautionary measure an individual may take personally, in some countries like the Netherlands for instance only few traffic related violence were recorded during Friday the 13th compare to any Friday of the year. On the other hand some countries having increase more documented cases pertaining in traffic-related accident that may subsequently co-relate for the possible weekend madness and there are cause of alcohol abuse.

Whether it’s verily an obscured truth or just a false belief, bear in mind that taking extra care and safety in all day anytime and anywhere regardless it’s Friday the 13th or not should be our first priority.

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