Friday the 13th? Good or Bad luck for you?

Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday.

This day occurs at least once but at most three times a year. Any month’s 13th day will fall on a Friday if the month starts on a Sunday.

One theory states that it is a modern amalgamation of two older superstitions: that thirteen is an unlucky number and that Friday is an unlucky day.

Ok, I do not understand. I thought that Friday was Venus day and that it was a day concerning love, tenderness and sensuality. Friday’s colours are the pink and the green. Also, pink is considered a colour of good health and life and is associated with sexuality and purity.  Green is more ambivalent, it can represent nature, the environment, good luck, youth, vigour, jealousy, envy, and misfortune.

So how come a Friday is considered as an unlucky day? And the 13th?

(Personally for me after a hard working week is rather a day of celebration and relief besides it’s casual Friday for a lot of companies ;-))

Ok, I learnt through my researches that Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit (apple) on a Friday, later died on a Friday, and Christians consider Friday as the day on which Christ was crucified by the Romans.

The number 13, in the Christian faith, is the number of parties at the Last Supper, with the 13th guest at the table being the traitor, Judas.

On this date, the Pope of the church in Rome in conjunction with the King of France carried out a secret death warrant against “the Knights Templar”. And several serial killers have 13 letters in their names like Jack the Ripper, Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer.

Can you imagine that some people are so paralyzed by fear that they are simply unable to get out of bed when Friday the 13th rolls around. The Stress Management Centre and Phobia Institute estimates that more than 17 million people are affected by a fear of this day.

Ok, ok… I can understand but why some people considered it as a lucky day?

Friday 13th is considered as a lucky day for some simply because the lottery companies decided so.  With intense media coverage this specific day, they managed to convince the opinion that Friday 13th is a lucky day and it is the most favourable moment to play. With decades of strong marketing strategies they erased centuries of faiths profoundly anchored in our collective mentalities.

Well done!

What am I going to do today?

Think positively and go to all my interviews.

Some advice for you dear readers: today we should think positively. Being positive could make us lucky. Being positive about anything and everything could also increase how we view and perceive things, and produce favourable results. It’s up to you now.

How are you spending your Friday 13th?

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About frenchychic

Born and raised in Paris, I am a Marketing and Sales professional. And now, I am a blogger! I used to be Australian, German and French (Parisian) and now a Londoner lady since February 2010. I love everything about France: the food, the wine, the fragrances, the designers, the music and our attitude, energy & character. My blog is not all about cosmetics nor fashion, is about what is happening in the world in a French perspective: how do we think? What do we think? Why do we thing like this? And what do we French think about YOU strangers from all over the world! It was my passion for arts, culture, international events & news, fashion that drove me into creating La French Attitude and I love every minute of it and I hope you too! Enjoy! Sté xxx

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