Why is Friday the 13th “Unlucky”?

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Most people in the western region believe that Friday the 13th is ‘unlucky’.

But did you ever wonder why? The fear of Friday the 13th is called Paraskevidekatriaphobia.

First, you have to consider 12 as a perfect number, think about it; there are 12 months in a year, 12 stages of life in Buddhism, and 12 signs of the Chinese Zodiac, so one can agree that 12 is a complete number. But adding one number to it makes the luckiness all come crashing down as 13 throws of that perfect balance of 12 as 13 is uneven and incomplete and therefore considered unlucky. Most hospitals also don’t have the room number 13.

But why is Friday unlucky? Why can’t it be Wednesday or Tuesday? It is because many crucifixions happened on a Friday including the most popular and important one, that of Jesus!

Also, the great floods also began on Friday. 

And there ya’ go! This is why people believe that Friday the 13th is unlucky! It should be noted that there is no scientific evidence to prove that the number 13 or Friday or Friday the 13th is actually unlucky.

Arya is an avid learner and loves to write. He likes to take on new interesting topics through in-depth research. Arya is also a trained singer, video editor, voice-over artist and loves photography.  

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