We all know that 'Friday the 13th' is considered to be the unluckiest day possible, but have you ever stopped to wonder why it got such a bad reputation?

According to The Telegraph, a lot of the origins of Friday the 13th come from the Bible. Many historians believe that it was on Friday the 13th that Eve bit into the apple from the tree of knowledge. The New Testament also claimed that there were 13 people present for Jesus' last supper, on Good Friday.

It is often thought that the number 12 is to mean complete or wholeness (12 months in a year, 12 hours on a clock, etc.). Because of this, 13 is often considered the outlier in most situations. 13 is also the number of witches that is needed to form a coven. This is why most Western hotels and other tall buildings do not have a 13th floor.

No everything about Friday the 13th is bad, however. One way to look at it is that the weekend is just about here!


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