Friday the 13th...Bah Humbug!
The fear of Friday the 13th
is called friggatriskaidekaphobia, frigga, meaning "Friday ... 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day.
LEGEND HAS IT: Never change your bed on Friday; it will bring bad dreams.
Don't start a trip on Friday or you will have misfortune.
If you cut your nails on Friday, you cut them for sorrow.
It is believed that spilling salt brings bad luck. To undo the bad effects of spilled salt one is advised to throw some salt over the shoulder to prevent bad spirits from following him.
Most U.S. buildings mislabel their 13th floor. The same strategy often applies to hospitals, city streets and air travel.
Ships that set sail on a Friday will have bad luck – as in the tale of H.M.S. Friday ... One hundred years ago, the British government sought to quell once and for all the widespread superstition among seamen that setting sail on Fridays was unlucky. A special ship was commissioned, named "H.M.S. Friday."
They laid her keel on a Friday,
launched her on a Friday,
selected her crew on a Friday
and hired a man named Jim Friday to be her captain.
To top it off, H.M.S. Friday embarked on her maiden voyage on a Friday,
and was never seen or heard from again.
Hogwash.....I don't believe in luck, good or bad and all this seems very exhusting to me ...trying to stay lucky.