Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

Photo Credit: Stroller Adventures

Today is Friday and coincidentally it is the 13th day of the month and year. There are all sorts of perceptions of this day as to it being unlucky it has such an influence in some people that there is even a phobia in honor of it called "Friggatriskaidekaphobia" -yes long word that means fear of the number 13 and Fridays.

But where does or who did this originate from? it's simple in numerology the number 12 is considered completeness, this due to 12 months in a year, 12 hours in a day, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 tribes of Israel and 12 apostles -this also brings in the superstition of having a 13th guest for dinner is unlucky and means death for one of the guests.  Friday is considered unlucky because it is believed to be the day in which Jesus was crucified.

In Mexico Tuesday's are believed to be unlucky and more so a Tuesday 13th! Just ask my dad who all his life has not made important decisions on a Tuesday and who's car broke down in the middle of nowhere on a very important occasion that happened to be a Tuesday 13th about 20 years ago! yes the memory is still vivid as if it were yesterday. Thankfully everything worked out and was solved. If you are ever in Mexico on a Tuesday you will hear the very popular saying: "Martes ni te cases ni te embarques!" meaning: "Tuesday don't get married and don't embark!" as in a ship embark. ;)

I honestly think that any day, date is whatever you make of it. I strongly believe in destiny so if something bad is going to happen it doesn't care for day or date. So just enjoy today to the fullest and be positive!

Watch out for that ladder or black cat! Just kidding!

What do you think? Share your thoughts with us on the comments section.


  1. It's true... the day is what you make of it. I think it you honestly believe it's unlucky, then it will be for you.

  2. That's right! today actually turned out to be a very good day for us! we had lots of fun and enjoyed each moment of it!

  3. Today was a REALLY good day for me =) but the 13th has always been favorable for me!

    1. I'm glad it was a REALLY good day for you. :)