Friday the 13th Fever

What is it with Friday the 13th? some say its bad luck, but where does this superstitious belief came from? it said from my research that 13 has been associated with bad luck since the time of Christ, when the Last Supper was attended by Jesus and his 12 apostles. The 13th and last member to arrive is traditionally believed to be Judas the betrayer. Later, Friday became the Christian observance now known as Good Friday marking the day Christ was crucified. Today, the dual superstitions of Bad Luck Friday and the “unlucky” 13 are fairly entrenched throughout many countries and cultures and Friday the 13th is based solely on traditional fears and and old wives tales.

But here in the Philippines as i notice during Friday the 13th that lovers should be careful that day, they avoid arguing because it may lead to breakup and some people take extra caution when Friday the 13th because they believe that during this day a lot of accident can happen.

Due to the large number of events that happen in the world, a similar list could be compiled for any combination of day of the month and day of the week. Events that have been notable for being linked to the concept of Friday the 13th include:

* The renowned rapper Tupac Amaru Shakur was pronounced dead on Friday, September 13, 1996.
* Hurricane Charley made landfall in south Florida on Friday, August 13, 2004.
* The “Friday the 13th Storm” struck Buffalo, New York on Friday, October 13, 2006.
* The Uphaar Cinema fire on Friday, June 13, 1997.
* The asteroid 99942 Apophis will make a close encounter with Earth, closer than the orbits of communication satellites, on Friday, April 13, 2029.
* The Andes Plane Crash of 1972 occurred on Friday, October 13, 1972.
* Unix time reached 1,234,567,890 seconds on Friday, February 13, 2009.
* A London Underground Engineering train on the Northern Line became uncoupled and went on a 13 minute journey southbound from Archway, finally stopping at Warren Street tube station. The train in front has been forced to skip several stations and been diverted to the city branch on August 13, 2010.

But hey! Its okay to believe on something as long as you don’t base your life on it but there is nothing wrong also to go out and have fun on Friday the 13th just be extra careful just in case unexpected happenings will occur.

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