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Millions Of Americans Believe In The Friday The 13th Superstitions

2011 may well be considered a lucky year for the simple reason that it has only one Friday that falls on the 13th day of a month. For ages now most of us have been afflicted by what is known as a case of bad luck on Friday the 13th or rather the superstition of the case.

Millions of people all across America consider Friday the 13th an unlucky day and for their belief in the superstition do not wish to perform any business transaction on that day, drive a car that day or take any risks whatsoever with the belief that it is highly likely for things to go wrong on that day.

For those who don’t quite know where the legend of this day began, they will be pleased to know that it has no documented history behind it. Many believe that Norse mythology is behind the superstition surrounding what seems otherwise just like any other day.

The fear of this day is actually called friggatriskaidekaphobia. This name comes from a conjunction of frigga, the name of the Norse Goddess after whom Friday is named and triskaidekaphobia which means a fear of 13, the number. Difficult to spell names aside this day is known to actually cause losses of $900 million almost, owing to the fact that people in America abstain from their normal business activity that day.

This day has a certain amount of fear engraved into the hearts of Americans. However there is no proof as to why this day should not be considered in the same line as other days. If you feel the same about this day as non superstitious folk do, then go ahead and treat it like a normal day. There are little chances of you getting struck by lightening if you do.


Jeff Foster is a freelance writer and has done his graduation in Mathematics. He loves writing and reading about the recent events in the social media. He has been working as a freelance writer for the last four years. He has got special interest in politics of the Western world. He is a very special member of the News365Today’s Editorial team.

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