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Friday the 13th costing the U.S. economy

Did you know that Friday the 13th costs the U.S. economy approximately $800-900 million in losses, as many people will not do business or travel by air on that day. Get more Friday the 13th facts here.

Friday the 13th

Did you know that in 2017 Friday the 13th happened twice? Once in January and again in October. The theory is that the Friday the 13th superstition was taken from the bible. Though some also believe it started during the middle ages when the Knights Templar were rounded up on the 13th.  

It's estimated that 1 in 4 people are superstitious and there is even a medical term to describe the fear of Friday the 13th. It is called paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia . Try and say that 3 times as fast as you can.

According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute Friday the 13th costs the U.S. economy approximately $800-900 million in losses, as many people will not  do business or travel by air on that day.

That could possibly be because many people believe that if you travel on Friday the 13th you will encounter misfortune.

Thinking about getting your hair cut on Friday the 13th? You may want to reconsider and wait until Saturday because superstition says if you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, someone in your family with die.

And if you were born on Friday the 13th many believe that you will be unlucky for life.

Black cats should also be avlided on Friday the 13th because if one crosses your path you are doomed. I did ask our mascat the American Ninja, what whit him being a black cat and all, about this rumor and assured me it was not true. So no worries if you see a black cat on Friday.

More Friday the 13th Facts:

Hotels and hospital buildings often skip the 13th floor, and some airports don’t have a gate 13.

The first Friday the 13th movie aired in 1980. Ironically since then there have only been 12 Friday the 13th movies. The last one being a remake of the origional in 2009.

Sources:

Friday the 13th: Origins, superstitions, phobias, other weird facts about the unlucky day

What percentage of people believe in superstitions?

Top 13 superstitions to avoid

Friday the 13th: History, Origins, Myths and Superstitions of the Unlucky Day

13 Superstitions For Friday the 13th

10 Bizarre Friday the 13th Superstitions

Box Office History of Friday the 13th Movies


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