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Friday, June 13, 2008

PARASKAVEDEKATRIAPHOBIA and other Superstitions

Today is Friday the 13th and the only Friday the 13th of the year 2008. Some say it's an unlucky day. especially to some Christians. Well for me, it just another day of the year. I don't really believe in superstitions, in fact Friday is my most favorite day of the week! You've heard of the phrase, "Thanks God it's Friday!!", right? --- because friday is the last working day of the weekend! and having parties on friday nights are common because you can have party all night without having to worry of getting up early for work.

I have attended parties that falls on Friday the 13th and it's just as exciting as any other weekend parties. --- I'll just give you tip though..: if you are superstitious, you can party on this day and go home only after 12:00 am because 12am onwards is already Saturday the 14th!, no longer an unlucky day. heheh

According to Christian tradition,
Friday is unlucky because it's a day where Jesus Christ was crucified --- and number 13 is considered unlucky because Judas (the disciple who betrayed Jesus) was the 13th to sit at the table in the Last Supper, and with that, number 13 is said to be carrying a curse or something.

--And if these two 'unlucky' days were combined, comes "Friday the 13th" Uh-Oh..

Anyway for the record (and for the title)
Triskaidkaphobia means fear of number 13... and Paraskavedekatriaphobia means Fear of Friday the 13th.

Well, as for me, we carry our own fate, we have our own freewill to do what we want to do, whatever a day it is, we have our own discretion to avoid sticky and nasty situations.

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