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What’s Behind the Friday the 13th Superstition?

Do you suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia? That is, a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th?

If so, you’re not the only one – apparently, President Franklin D. 50 more words


I’d love to tell you that I can pronounce friggatriskaidekaphobia, but let’s be real. At least I know it means fear of Friday the 13th. Since we’re a history blog, let’s look at why this date is so vilified – and has been for centuries. 292 more words

An Auspicious Friday

An Auspicious Friday

written by Kerry E.B. Black

Welcome to some folks’ most dreaded day! Don’t feel bad, though. Some years, the 13th of the month falls on Friday more frequently. 331 more words