Today is Friday the 13th. It is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. The number 13 itself is considered unlucky in various aspects of culture. The fear of number 13 even has a scientific name: triskaidekaphobia.

The superstition surrounding this day likely came from the Middle Ages, originating from the story of Jesus’ last supper and crucifixion in which there were 13 individuals present in the Upper Room on the 13th of Nisan or Maundy Thursday, the night before his death on Good Friday.

In culture, the words luck and lucky are used in several ways. In everyday language, luck typically means good luck. However, luck can refer to either good luck or bad luck.

Luck can be viewed as a superstition. This is typified by the belief that future good or bad luck can be influenced by things like actions that one might do deliberately or accidentally, or that happen near you, or even by abstract associations – like the number 13.

I hope your Friday the 13th is a day of good luck and you find all the information you are seeking.

Melody K. Smith

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