Today is Friday, the 13th- the most unlucky day of the year. The date reminded me of a movie called Friday, the 13th. Soon, I googled it and got to read few interesting points about this day.
Do you know that Friday, the 13th is considered an unlucky day according to Western superstition? You must be aware of the fact that 13 is an unlucky number too. After googling for few hours, I reached to the fact that there were 13 people present for Jesus’s last supper on Maundy Thursday, the day before Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday. And Judas, the apostle who later betrayed Jesus, was apparently the 13th guest to sit down at the last supper of Jesus Also, on Friday, October 13th, 1307 Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of the Knights Templar.
It might sound more intriguing to you that in many Western Countries, tall buildings are missing the 13th floor. Many houses often do not have a number 13, and many hotels miss out the 13th floor. It is regarded very unlucky for 13 people to dine together. Have you heard that US President Roosevelt was one among those who believed in such superstitions and refused to travel on Friday the 13th?
According to a report, 60 million people have a phobia of Friday, the 13th which is known scientifically as “paraskevidekatriaphobia”. For many people, this phobia is still a living nightmare, who refuse to go out of the home on this day. Many people still refuse to fly or travel on this day, few have canceled their wedding dates if it falls on Friday, the 13th.
Let me tell you, Friday the 13th is an American horror franchise also. The series began in 1980, produced and directed by Sean S. Cunningham and written by Victor Miller. It tells the story of a group of teenagers who are murdered one by one while attempting to re-open an abandoned campground. Now the franchise comprises twelve slasher films, a television show, novels, comic books, and a video game. The twelfth & the last installment in the franchise came in 2009.
Coincidentally, I didn’t get the chance to go out of my home today. So I thought to celebrate this unlucky day in my style by watching the horror franchise as much as I can.
If you liked the post, do let us know your thought about this day? Have you watched the series? If not, then why not today. This year Friday the 13th will fall two times. So you will have an unlucky day again. Be prepared.