16 Feb 2021

More on Superstitions by Elizabeth Rose PIN 7430

One of the most common superstitions is the fear of Friday the 13th, and that something nasty will happen to us on that date. Bad luck is associated with this date and it is considered the unluckiest day of the year. Some Christians believed that the World would end on Friday 13th. Cruise ships do not have a deck thirteen and neither do airports have a row thirteen. The next Friday 13th will be in August 2021.

Why is this this so? Well delving back into history for hundreds of years, some people think it is linked with the last supper, when there were thirteen people present before Jesus died on a Friday. Many other catastrophic events have happened on this date too, amongst them the bombing of Buckingham Palace and the sinking of the Costa Concordia.

The fear is so strong psychologists have even called the fear of Friday the 13th paraskevidekatriaphobes!

One popular myth is that if a single woman slept with a piece of wedding cake, then she would dream of her future husband!! However, nothing has ever been proven that this is true.

Waking a sleepwalker is supposed to give them a heart attack according to a popular myth, which is not true. Nothing can happen to their major organs. However, it is not advisable to wake them as they well be agitated and strike out as they could be confused and disoriented.

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