Friday the 13th has been touted as an unlucky day for a long time now. The day which is generally referred to as a black day has some superstitions attached to it.
The fear of the day has also created a sense of phobia in the people. The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, from the Greek words Paraskeví meaning “Friday”, and dekatreís “thirteen”.
On this particular day, there is a strong belief that something bad will happen to them and just like any other superstitions people just follow them without a question.
Story of Friday the 13th
The earliest association regarding the origin of the day comes from Christianity. Jesus Christ was crucified on Friday and the last supper had 13 guests, the night before.
On October 13, 1307, which was a Friday, King Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of the Knights Templar. He imprisoned them on various charges of illegal behaviors and later executed them. So some even consider this has the origin of Friday the 13th superstition.
Apart from this the number 13 has some negative and spooky associations to it. one of the oldest references in ancient Babylonian history in the code of Hammurabi, the laws numbering skipped number 13. There is a possibility that they considered number 13 unlucky because, in one of the poems, the 13th line had references to death.
Significance of Friday the 13th
There are several other historical events which proved the oddity of the day. Also, many unlucky references have taken place in the past and all of them occurred on Friday the 13th. Due to so many unfortunate events, the day is called Black Friday. Also, many movies have been made and stories have been told about the dark day. A horror movie, Friday the 13th has been made on it.