Friday the 13th is believed to be an unlucky day in many countries, but a lucky one in others.
What do People do?
For most people who consider Friday 13th unlucky, it is more a question of what they avoid doing, rather than what they do on this day.
The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia – “Frigg” is the Norse goddess whom Friday is named after and “triskaidekaphobia” means the fear of “13”. It’s also known as paraskevidekatriaphobia, partly from the Greek word for Friday
It is a real fear – some people who have this disorder are even too afraid to say the words “Friday the 13th”. Others avoid flying on a plane, going to work, or even getting out of bed. According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, millions of Americans are afraid of…
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