Friday the 13th – Origin, Folklore and the Rules

There are several old wives tales surrounding Friday the 13th advising you what to do and what not to on this fateful day. Here is a short list.

  • People are advised against starting a journey on the Friday the 13th. It is believed that doing so will ruin your travel plans and can also cause mishaps.
  • You should not change the sheets of your bed on this day unless you want to be plagued by a few bad dreams.
  • Breaking a mirror on Friday the 13th brings along 7 long years of bad luck.
  • Do not walk on 13th street or avenue on Friday the 13th.
  • Never let a black cat cross your path on this day.
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