Interesting Facts About Friday the 13th

Did you look at the calendar? Another Friday the 13th is here! Are you superstitious? Do you look at the date and instantly feel a sense of dread? You are not alone. Millions of people worldwide fear Friday the 13th.

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Facts about Friday the 13th

Superstitions always bring curiosity. The problem with Friday the 13th is the origin or the lack of concrete history about the date. No one can pinpoint the exact moment that the fear of the date began. Of course, the unknown brings more fear to the date.

One possible belief of the fear centers around the day of the crucifixion of Jesus, a Friday. The number 13 focuses on The Last Supper in combination with the day. The night before the crucifixion Jesus ate his final meal with his 12 disciples. Together the two events form Friday the 13th.

Others believe the fear derived from a book published in 1907, Friday the Thirteenth by Thomas Lewson. In some cultures, the 13th is not unlucky at all. In Italy, 17 is the unlucky number.

Despite the unclear history, and the fear of Friday the 13th, communities, organizations, and individuals are cautious on the day and avoid using the number. Here are a few other interesting facts about the date and the number:

  • The fear of Friday the 13th is known as friggatriskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia. The fear of the number 13 is triskaidekaphobia. Can you pronounce those?
  • Many long-standing communities do not have a 13th street or 13th Avenue.
  • When building high-rises, hospitals, or other structures, building planners skip the 13th floor.
  • Many hotels do not have room 13.
  • Airplanes do not have a row 13.
  • Every year, the calendar has at least one Friday the 13th but can have up to three.
  • For the month to have a Friday the 13th. The first day must start on a Sunday.
  • Businesses and airlines suffer financial losses on Friday the 13th.
  • The date is the inspiration for a successful movie franchise.  

The question remains, is Friday the 13th unlucky? People who fear Friday the 13th often call into work, avoid going outdoors, and simply wait for the day to pass. The big question is what do you believe?

20 Motivational Quotes for Monday

It’s Monday again! Where did the weekend go? Are you looking for some inspiration to start your work week?  Keep reading. Here is a list of motional quotes for Monday.

  1. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”– Thomas A. Edison
  2. “Mondays are tough only for those people, who don’t know how to spend them cheerfully. Get up and have fun today!”-Unknown
  3. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”– Albert Einstein
  4. “Hey, I know it’s Monday. But it’s also a new day and a new week. And in that lies a new opportunity for something special to happen.”- Michael Ely
  5. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.” – Will Smith
  6. “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”– Babe Ruth
  7. “If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  8. “Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!”- David Dweck
  9. “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further.” —Thomas Carlyle
  10. “It’s Monday. Get a new perspective. Whatever obstacle you’re facing—it’s not permanent.”-Unknown
  11. “This should be the spirit every Monday. Know that something good will always happen.”- Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
  12. “I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” —Henry David Thoreau
  13. “Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier and healthier life.”-Germany Kent
  14. “Candy is nature’s way of making up for Mondays.”- Rebecca Gober
  15. “This is your Monday morning reminder that you can handle whatever this week throws at you.”-Unknown
  16. “The individual who says it is not possible should move out of the way of those doing it.” —Tricia Cunningham
  17. “When someone tells me ‘no,’ it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them.” —Karen E. Quinones Miller
  18. “I really need a day in between Sunday and Monday.”-Unknown
  19. “Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.”-Jerry Spinelli
  20. “Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” —Farrah Gray

Have a wonderful week!

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