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Fabulous Friday The 13th Supestition List

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Considering Friday the 13th as unlucky dates back for hundreds of years, with the tradition said to have begun in the Middle Ages or even Biblical times. Here is the fabulous big list of all actions to avoid.


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Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Friday October 13, 2017, 9:08 am
The fear is so widespread that psychologists have even come up with a word for those who suffer from it: paraskavedekatriaphobia.

Casinopedia's research suggests that 49 million Brits are superstitious about Friday 13.

What are the spookiest things that have happened on Friday the 13th?

Last January, there were plenty of unfortunate occurrences on the notorious date.

Some Christians even worried that the world was going to end on January Friday 13th.

Legendary horror writer William Peter Blatty, who penned The Exorcist, passed away.

If that wasn't tragic enough, the news followed the death of the Catholic priest who inspired the iconic horror.

And the child actor who played Damien in The Omen and punched two cyclists in a road rage attack has arrived at court for sentencing.

While this trail of destruction may seem unusual, it's far from odd for bad things to happen on Friday the 13th.

Tupak Shakur's mysterious death, the sinking of the Costa Concordia and a Buckingham Palace bombing are among the chaos to ensue on the date that's shrouded in superstition.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Friday October 13, 2017, 9:10 am
What are the actions you must for the sake of safety for yourself and others avoid?

Avoid walking under a ladder
Touching wood
Blessing someone when they've sneezed
Crossing your fingers
Picking up a penny
Breaking a wishbone and making a wish
Throwing salt over your shoulder because you spilled it
Avoiding opening an umbrella inside
Avoiding putting new shoes on the table
Avoiding telling anyone your birthday wish when blowing out your candles
Saluting a magpie
Avoiding passing someone on the stairs
Ensuring you have 'something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue, borrowed, something blue on yours or a friend's wedding day
Worrying about Friday 13th approaching
Avoiding the number 13
Avoiding walking over three drains
Avoiding the number 666
Avoiding seeing the bride in their wedding dress before their wedding day
Avoiding walking over a crack
Avoiding eating cheese before bed
Avoiding letting a black cat cross your path
Having your husband carry you over the threshold of your new home
Avoiding stepping on a grate
Ensuring the bride (yourself or a friend) has not worn her complete wedding clothes before the day
Avoiding lighting three cigarettes with one match
Pushing a spoon through the bottom of an empty eggshell after finishing it
Carrying a 'lucky rabbit's foot' around with you
Cutting off both ends of the loaf of bread
Making sure you haven't left a white tablecloth on a table overnight
Never giving gloves as a present

There is more Friday 13th advice on site.

Be safe today.

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Trish K (29)
Friday October 13, 2017, 9:27 am
I am going to make a special effort to do everything on the list. Feeling pretty safe .

Past Member (0)
Friday October 13, 2017, 10:49 am
Well, with three black cats living in my house...that one's pretty hard to avoid...

Freya H (344)
Friday October 13, 2017, 11:15 am
Somewhere there used to be a group that got together every Friday the 13th and deliberately flouted superstitions by walking under ladders, opening umbrellas indoors, letting black cats cross their paths, breaking mirrors, spilling salt, seating 13 at a table and so on. Maybe some people still do that.

Animae C (508)
Friday October 13, 2017, 3:54 pm
paraskave = Friday
dekatria = 13
phobia = fear

i used to ace biology by breaking down words like that & of course being fluent in Greek!

Absolute BS, i have never fallen for any of this nonsense.
As far as i know it dates to biblical times something along the lines of... because Judas was the 13th disciple!
Humans do not understand the amazing power of their own minds, you believe something deeply enough it becomes truth to you, you draw on that energy!

Veronica B (33)
Saturday October 14, 2017, 2:14 am
Thanks for Sharing Fiona!

Jim Ven (0)
Sunday October 15, 2017, 4:23 am
thanks for sharing

Jerome S (0)
Sunday October 15, 2017, 4:33 am
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