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The whole fear around the most dreaded Friday, the 13th.

Friday the 13th’: Here are 13 interesting facts about the date

 

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Friday the 13th is always considered as one of the most dreaded combinations of day and date. For instance, when a black cat crosses someone’s path, people tend to freak out a lot. People associate a black cat as unlucky. They are in the belief that something bad will happen. Moreover there are several interesting facts, spooky theories and films on this dreaded day.

Therefore people are skeptical about not stepping out of the house on that particular day. As a result, you need to read some facts about Friday, the 13.

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People are completely unsure about their fear.

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Apparently people are not sure about their fear for Friday the 13th. While some associate the day with the death of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini who died on well, yes, a Friday 13th. Others associate the myth with the Bible because Jesus was crucified on a Friday and 13 guests attended his Last Supper before the crucifixion.

There’s a scientific term too

 There is a scientific meaning behind this day. The fear of Friday the 13th is known as “paraskavedekatriaphobia,”. This is derived from the Greek words “paraskeví” meaning “Friday” and “dekatreís” meaning “thirteen.”

 

Black Friday

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The most major stock crashes in the US stock exchange happened on Friday, October 13, 1989. The day has since then gone down in history as ‘Black Friday’.

The Alfred Hitchcock connection

If you are wondering how has the genius filmmaker made some of the best suspense films in the history of Hollywood, then here is a fun fact — He was born on August 13, 1899, which was coincidentally a Friday.

Turning the fear into fun

Cashing in on the heightened frenzy around Friday the 13th, the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapels in Las Vegas is known to offer horror-themed wedding ceremonies on this day.

It comes in threes

In case you are one of those who probably have been diagnosed with ‘paraskavedekatriaphobia’, then here is something that could really help you — It can only come thrice in a year at the max. Sad part is, it will come at least once in a year for sure.

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