13 facts on Friday the 13th

Is it true that Friday the 13th is unlucky? Many superstitious & beliefs, folklore & urban legends says that these day accompanied by this number is bad & unlucky. As for me, early this morning about 1:10 AM i totally messed up on my work, i did a lot of troubles that resulted to do a written report for my boss on what happened. I hated doing this kind of stuff.

Well, anyways, listed below are my compilation of 13 facts about friday the 13th.

1. Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on Friday. (of course naman)

2. The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, as well as friggatriskaidekaphobia. Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13. (nose bleed, paki-ispell in 1 minute)

3. In numerology, the number twelve is considered the number of completeness,(e.g.12 months in a year, 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 gods of Olympus, 12 labors of Hercules, 12 tribes of Israel, 12 apostles of Jesus, 12 days of Christmas and 12 eggs in a dozen.) whereas the number thirteen was considered irregular, transgressing this completeness. There is also a superstition, thought by some to derive from the Last Supper or a Norse myth, that having thirteen people seated at a table will result in the death of one of the diners.

4.Theory of origin: The Knights Templar were a monastic military order founded in Jerusalem in 1118 C.E., whose mission was to protect Christian pilgrims during the Crusades. Over the next two centuries, the Knights Templar became extraordinarily powerful and wealthy. Threatened by that power and eager to acquire their wealth, King Philip secretly ordered the mass arrest of all the Knights Templar in France on Friday, October 13, 1307 - Friday the 13th

5.The Opening ceremony of Athens Olympic Games took place on Friday, August 13, 2004.

6.Four of the twelve films in the Friday the 13th series, was released on a Friday the 13th.

7.Resident Evil 5 was released in the US and UK on Friday March 13 2009.

8.Fidel Castro was born on Friday, Aug. 13, 1926.

9. Most of the buildings, hotels & condo unit renumbering room assignments to eliminated the room #13 & the floor after 12th is 14th floor.

10.Every month that begins on a Sunday will contain a Friday the 13th, and there is at least one Friday the 13th in every calendar year.

11.Every Friday the 13th thousands of bikers ride to the small town of Port Dover Ontario, Canada.

12.Many cities do not have a 13th Street or a 13th Avenue.

13.The sequel (reboot of a second film) of Friday the 13th series is planned to be released Friday August 13, 2010.

Remember, we, ourselves do our own path & destiny & not by any superstitious, urban legends & beliefs that our oldies taught us.

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12 Responses
  1. m2mtripper Says:

    Very informative! Nice entry!

    Sa tinitirhan kong lugar, mas takot sila sa "4" kaysa sa "13".

    Kampai!


  2. SCOFIELD JR. Says:

    @m2mtripper, same here sa somewhere R.O.C na location ko ayaw nila ng 4 means death...

    kampay...

    Hsieh hsieh ni!!!


  3. Alkapon Says:

    It was unproven thing.. i was only sensationalized. If you believed on it, it may happen, probably yes.
    but if you wont, it will never be.

    everything are depend on faith..


  4. gillboard Says:

    di naman malas tong araw na to... sweldo eh.

    yay!!!


  5. Nung bata ako, sabi nila ito daw ang araaw na pinanganak si lucifer hehe. Hype naman ito diba? We make our own sh***ts ika nga!

    Pero nice post, sobrang effort talaga ang pagre-reserach mo hehe!


  6. SCOFIELD JR. Says:

    @alkapon, yeah boy that's only folklore & theory, associated bad things happened on that day...

    @gillboard, talaga...pautang naman.

    @yanie, hahaha, niloloko lang ng mga matatandang bulaan, hindi totoo yun.

    tlagang sobrang effort to the maximum level, kase galing ako ng praktis ng choir umuwi kame ng 2:00 PM, then nagpost nito at nagbloghop, then pumasok at 730PM...take note wala pa kong tulog till now...

    salamat s apagdaan.


  7. roanne Says:

    Friday the 13th isn't really unlucky. Sometimes it is just mere excuse for ones stupidity :)


  8. Lord CM Says:

    Nasa tao lang naman siguro yan parekoy..wala lang masising iba yung mga tao kaya sa bawat pagkakamali o kamalasan na mangyari sa kanila eh isinisisi nila sa Friday the 13th :D

    Uy, salamat sa Isang Minutong SMILE Pix, mapapanuod mo na sa pahina ko :)


  9. manik_reigun Says:

    di naman ako naniniwala dyan..dahil may 364 days pa sa isang taon na mas malas ako. lol
    at ang friday the 13th ko kahapon ay swerte dahil mala pyesta ang kinaing kong chibog. yum!hehe


  10. SCOFIELD JR. Says:

    @roanne, oo tama ka. if you belive then i'll happened.

    @lordcm, wlang anuman basta may good intention, sali ako palagi.

    @reigun, uy ayos yan,san b yan sa eat all you can...hehehe


  11. For the love of isaw, whattttt? May Friday the 13th movie na naman?? Kelan ba nila titigalan tong movie franchise na to? Hahaha.


  12. SCOFIELD JR. Says:

    @Angel, oo kagaya ng shake, rattle, & roll ng pinas...hehehe, walang katapusan.

    thanks po.


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