Friday the 13th

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Don't be scared, it's only Friday the 13th...

The month of October this year includes Friday falling on the 13th. Any month that starts with a Sunday will contain a Friday the 13th and there can be as many as three per year. Bad luck is often associated with the date and bad luck or misfortune have occurred in history which has set the belief that the day is unlucky. In Christian belief, Judas was the 13th guest at the Last Supper and Jesus was crucified on a Friday. On Friday the 13th in 1307, thousands of Knights Templar were arrested and later burned at the stake for their beliefs. 

Fear and anxiety often surround Friday the 13th and associating bad things with the date has become embedded as a superstition in our culture. It’s good to know that in some cultures, 13 is considered to be a lucky number. For pagans it is considered to be lucky as there are 13 full moons in a year. Remember….lots of good things have happened on Friday the 13th...how the day unfolds is totally up to you.
 


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