It’s Friday the 13th!

BJ Bounds

Today marks the second Friday the 13th of the year.   And we only have one more left—July’s will be the last one until 2013.

What makes this day so special?  I’m not sure anybody really has the answer to that.  For centuries, Friday has been considered unlucky. But how the day connects with the date, as in Friday the 13th, is uncertain.

According to Snopes, there are as many superstitions surrounding the date as there are surrounding the day.  But the connection between the two appears to be something concocted in the last 100 years or so.

It’s a fun little mystery.  I’m sure we’ll get the all day marathons of “Friday the 13th” movies this weekend!  That’s an upside at least, right?

I think I’ll buy a lottery ticket today.  Maybe my luck will change!

What about you?  Does your luck change on Friday the 13th?  Good or bad?

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