Friday the 13th – Fact or Fiction?

Friday the 13th is the day that holds superstition that stems from the early 18th century. It is due to certain historic happenings and myths that the date appears to have become a day of caution and bad occurrence. One such of these occurrences finds the Italian Gioachino Rossini, who was a famous Italian composer in the early  19th century. Gioachino, also believed in the superstition of bad luck of Friday the 13th and Ironically passed away on November 1868 on the day of Friday the 13th.

Another superstition exists that actually manifested as the fear of the number 13. This is known as  Triskaidekaphobia. US President Franklin D. Roosevelt would avoid traveling on the 13th day of any month and he would also never host 13 guests at a meal. Napoleon and US President Herbert Hoover were also triskaidekaphobic with an exaggerated fear of the number 13. There are many other legends that have proved the case of Bad Luck on Friday the 13th.  A day that has demure souvenir’s of old piano’s and leather boots, of hooded raincoats and antique Victorian pots.

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Friday the 13th is not your day, it brings bad luck the elders say.

It whisks and wonders all through the day, to find an advert that sells faster than cheap hay.

For a list of things related to this day, click on the link and be scared away.

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View our stuff with lots of finds, browse the site and you will come out alright.

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Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Junk Mail Publishing.

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