Do you consider yourself superstitious on Friday the 13th? If the answer is yes, then you are part of the 50% of people that feel the same abut this traditionally “unlucky” day. Friday the 13th is clouded as a “bad day” with rumors of historically “unlucky” things happening to those who believe in it. The superstition surrounding Friday The 13th started in the UK and spread through the world. Although theres a few different beliefs on where the superstition for Friday the 13th originated, but regardless where it began, the beliefs have stuck around for thousands of years! Check out 13 of the most common Friday The 13th superstitions below.
13 Superstitions on Friday The 13th?
- Avoid walking under a ladder
- Blessing someone when they’ve sneezed
- Crossing your fingers
- Picking up a penny
- Throwing salt over your shoulder because you spilled it
- Avoiding opening an umbrella inside
- Avoiding telling anyone your birthday wish when blowing out your candles
- Avoiding passing someone on the stairs
- Avoiding the number 13
- Avoiding the number 666
- Avoiding walking over a crack
- Avoiding letting a black cat cross your path
- Avoiding stepping on a grate
Did you know?
In the UK, many hotels avoid the 13th floor, reserving it for storage and maintenance or skipping it entirely, due to many people’s morbid fear of the number 13. These include the Carlton Hotel in London, which skips from floor 12 to 14.
Also, some planes will also not have a row 13.