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These Facts About Friday The 13th Will Clear Your Doubts!

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We tend to blindly follow certain things, without even realising the fact that a belief can only be a myth that has been followed since years!

One such belief is about Friday the 13th, which gives chills to many, as they have been presuming it to be an unlucky day, which is being believed in since long!

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Here are some of the facts and things that you need to know about Friday the 13th and we bet, it would create chaos in your mind, as to why this day has even be labelled as the unlucky day!

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How It All Started...
According to historians, it is believed that the superstitions surrounding Friday the 13th arose in the late 19th century. It is said that the first Friday the 13th was documented in a biography of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, who died on a Friday, 13th.

While a few Biblical origins reveal that Jesus was crucified on a Friday and he had apparently had 13 guests at the Last Supper, the night before his crucifixion.

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Fear Is Known To Be Real!
The fear of Friday the 13th is also called friggatriskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia.
In simpler words, these terms are defined as 'Friggatriskaidekaphobia', which is derived from Frigg, the Norse goddess of wisdom after whom Friday is named. While the Greek word triskaideka means 13, and phobia means fear.

Paraskevidekatriaphobia in Greek has its own meaning, where paraskevi means a Friday, and dekatria is another way of saying 13.

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How The Fear Of This Day Has Gripped The World
The fear of this day is so strong that it has affected millions around the world. The fear is so much so that many high-rise buildings, hotels, and hospitals around the world skip the 13th floor and there are many airports that do not have gates numbered as 13 as well!

It Can Come Thrice A Year!
When you look at the calender, you will realise that there would be least one Friday which is on the 13th. But the best news is that there cannot be more than three such Fridays in any given calendar year!

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Blame The Calender!
For a month to have a Friday the 13th, the month should start on a Sunday! If you do not believe us, then go ahead and check the calender, as this day's month starts on a Sunday! The pattern of Friday the 13th repeats in the calender.

For example, when a common year begins on a Thursday, the months of February, March, and November will have a Friday the 13th!

So, there is no much of logic for people to fear for this day, as it is just an ordinary day!
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Story first published: Friday, October 13, 2017, 12:04 [IST]
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