Already we hear of a plane crash in America and the day has just begun. I am not a superstitious person, in general but I have found Friday the thirteenth to be a bit of a dodgy date.
I did some research on the net about the origins of the phobia “paraskevidekatriaphobia” and the theories were too numerous to set down here. A popular theory about the number thirteen was that it stemmed from the Last Supper, where there were thirteen present. The thirteenth guest being Judas.
Fridays were considered unlucky since mediaeval times and hangings were usually conducted on a Friday. I don’t know whether the day is really unlucky or not but I shall be keeping a low profile today. See ya, Pen.