Friday the 13th, considered by many, all around the world, as the unluckiest day of the year…

Today just so happens…to be that day.

Many might be asking, how is this day different from any other Friday?

The superstition around this day is said to have biblical origins. It is argued that the incident took place the day before Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday, where there were only 13 disciples present for Jesus’s last supper.

Due to this phenomenon, when ’13’ and Friday align, it equals major bad luck.

On the other hand, some claim that Friday the 13th is the very day that Eve bit the forbidden fruit from the garden of Eden.

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There have been a number of significant events that have occurred on Friday the 13th, which might make you join those who stay at home and watch TV.

It was Friday, September 1996 when Tupac Shakur got shot.

Did you know?

It is reported in Wikipedia that, according to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day, making it the most feared day and date in history. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed.

Here is Mzansi’s perspective on Friday the 13th:

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