Friday The 13th (History & Facts) | Gelax Chatroom

Thank God It’s Friday #TGIF…. Yaaaay!

But no, y’all ain’t excited because your superstitious a** is more concerned worried about today being Friday the 13th.

Friday the 13th

So I’m gonna address that. BTW, I really need to stick to either American or British English on my blog but then… It’s my flipping blog, I can do whatever I flipping like 😉😜

Okay, back to the matter at hand. Why are you scared about Friday the 13th? Because you’ve seen one, a few or all of the twelve Friday the 13th franchise horror films, TV series, read the novels, comic books, or just because…?

Oh please! I bet some of you (my Naija & Africans especially) don’t even know why Friday the 13th is associated with bad luck. Do you?

Anyway, here is the gist (been a while I said that😂)

The superstition surrounding Friday the 13th is thought to have originated with the Last Supper. Recall your Bible story? Yeah, that last supper (dinner) Jesus had with his twelve disciplines on Maundy Thursday, the night before he was crucified by the Roman soldiers.

Last supper - Friday the 13th
Image by falco from Pixabay

That was the night Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus Christ with a kiss. Well, our Messiah was killed a day after, that’s on Good Friday.

You’re welcome 😊

The superstitious hype around Friday the 13th is even stronger because King Philip IV of France arrested hundreds of Knights Templar on Friday 13 October 1307. This arrest was made over allegations made by an excommunicated member of The Catholic crusaders that new recruits were being forced to spit on the cross, deny Christ and engage in homosexual acts during initiation ceremony.

Knight Templars - Friday the 13th
Source: History.com

These knights were charged, tortured and burnt at the stake in Paris.

Oh, did I mention that Tupac Shakur died on Friday, September 13, 1996, after he was shot in the chest, arm and thigh four times in his car in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Not only is the date Friday the 13th surrounded with superstitions, the number 13 is likewise believed to be associated with bad luck.
I find this ridiculous.

Number 13 is considered unlucky and imperfect because it follows a number 12 thought to be a more complete number 😵.
And 12 is “perfect” because there are 12 months in a year, 12 hours of the clock, 12 zodiac signs, 12 Apostles of Jesus, and 12 Days of Christmas.

This is why most elevators do not have a 13th floor instead, you’ll find 12B, M, 14, or 14A on the elevator button panels.

My question is, if you think 13 is such an unlucky number, why did you live through your thirteenth year on earth? You should have asked that you be placed in coma for that whole year… isssssh!

FACTS:

1. The fear of the date (Friday the 13th) is known as psychologically termed paraskevidekatriaphobia and friggatriskaidekaphobia

2. The fear of the number 13 is called triskaidekaphobia.

3. There are no scientific, biblical, nor historical facts backing Friday the 13th up to be a bad luck day. It’s all superstition.

So, if you are one superstitious fellow, well, I wish you what you wish yourself today BUT… I don’t believe any of those BS about the bad lucks that comes with Friday the 13th. You shouldn’t either.

You are what you think! Dwell on positive thoughts and you will be great.

You attract what you think and you receive what you believe.

Abraham Hicks

By the way, did you know there is one more Friday the 13th this year?

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