Friday the 13th – Here’s why it’s considered a “malas” or misfortune

Here is why people consider Friday the 13th to be “malas” or unlucky day

FRIDAY THE 13TH – Here are some of the main reasons why the day is considered by some to be “malas” or unlucky.

Superstitious people usually consider Friday the 13th an “unlucky day” and fear is always associated with it. However, there is no logical reason why it is considered unlucky.

However, some people have linked it to the story of Jesus’ last supper and crucifixion, where 13 people were present in the Upper Room on Maundy Thursday, the 13th of Nisan, the night before his death on Good Friday. In the Catholic faith, 13 is usually associated with bad luck since Judas Iscariot was betrayed to Jesus Christ.

The Sumerians believe that 12 is the perfect number and claimed that 13 is an imperfect number.

According to another ideology, the day has been associated with bad luck since 1307, when the French king ordered hundreds of Knights Templar in France to be arrested on a Friday the 13th. Most of them were executed.

January 2023 has a Friday 13th and the next one is on October 13th, 2023. Two more are expected in September and December 2024.

Friggatriskaidekaphobia, which is defined as a “morbid, severe, excessive, and irrational fear” of the day, affects some people who fear Friday the 13th.

According to a study by Jane Risen, a behavioral scientist at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, superstition has the power to influence even skeptics.

Risen discovered in a 2016 study that both superstitious and non-superstitious individuals find a bad outcome more likely if they have been cursed.

Friday the 13th – Here’s why it’s considered a “malas” or misfortune

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