Friday the 13th

According to Wikipedia, Friday has been considered an unlucky day since the 14th century.  Friday was considered an unlucky day to travel or begin new projects.  Today an unlucky Friday every week would not be a good marketing strategy for the tourist industry, we love our three day week-ends.  And what would happen to all the shows on HGTV with their week-end projects?

Black Friday has been associated with stock market crashes and other disasters since the 1800s. Although the Wall Street Crash of 1929 was on a Thursday and an unlucky Monday when the stock market around the world crashed on October 19, 1987, we don’t have unlucky Mondays or Thursdays so why is Friday the outcast?

The superstition of unlucky Friday the 13th began in Scandinavian mythology. Friday is named for Frigga, the free-spirited goddess of love and fertility.  The Scandinavian’s converted to Christianity and Frigga was banished to the hills and called a witch.  She formed a group of trouble-makers with eleven other witches and a warlock hence the number 13. 

There are many tales, myths and superstitions some fun, some interesting, some worrisome that cause conflict and misery in people’s lives.  For me, it’s just another day that I am thankful for.  In many ways this superstition is similar to the black cat down the street that runs across my path, he’s just another cat therefore I choose to keep going.  J

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