If you know the word, I don’t need to tell you why this Friday will be different.
oops. It’s Friday the 13th again – a day not for those who are tired of superstition or have a phobia about the day.
Definitely avoid walking under ladders or letting black cats cross your path on this day.
Who looks forward to Friday the 13th?
While some people dread turning the calendar over to Friday the 13th, others look forward to it.
This is traditionally an important day for haunted houses, and some are even open outside of the Halloween season to commemorate the day.
But when it happens in the middle of haunt season, it can mean big crowds and extra scares.
It is also an important day for tattoo parlors and is considered a holiday of sorts.
Some offer specials—13 simple designs for just $13—and even create one-of-a-kind designs for that unfortunate day.
Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?
The roots of why Friday the 13th is so ominous and terrifying don’t begin in Ohio, and run much deeper than the movie of the same name.
The number 13 has long been considered unlucky or frightening.
In Christianity, 13 people sat at a table at the Last Supper and Jesus was crucified on Friday.
This superstition runs so deep that some architects avoid the thirteenth floor.
Even in Viking lore it was considered unlucky, as the fearsome Loki was considered the thirteenth god.
And there’s that guy Jason Voorhees who has caused all kinds of chaos in a series of movies.
When is Friday the 13th in 2024?
There will be two Fridays next year, one on the 13th.
The first one will happen in September and the second one in December.
There is only one time in 2025──June.