It doesn't happen all that often, but when the 13th day of the month happens to fall on a Friday, it may be time to change your routine to make sure that you make it through the day safely.

There are a few reasons that people feel superstitious about Friday the 13th, some of them may seem silly while others have some basis in fact. However, whatever your reason, just make sure you take care of yourself today because we don't want anything to happen to you.

According to History.com, there are generally a few reasons why people feel that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day:

  • Norse mythology tells a story about 12 gods having a dinner party in Valhalla and Loki, the god of mischief, crashes the party and causes the death of another Norse god.
  • Christian superstitions tell a story about the last supper and how it had 13 people on the night before Christ was crucified, which was on Good Friday.
  • In 1307, hundreds of Templar Nights were arrested by King Philip IV of France on Friday, the 13th of October.

Considering that Friday the 13ths seems to be such an unlucky day, I asked my Facebook network what sort of things we should avoid doing on Friday the 13th. Here are the top 6 things they suggested:

Avoid Worrying About Such Silly Things Like Friday The 13th

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Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
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Clearly, the people who made this comment have no sense of humor and I need to question why I am friends with them :)

Stay Away From People Named Jason

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Photo by Arthur Franklin on Unsplash
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This was pretty good advice, I called up all the people I know named Jason and made sure they knew that I would be avoiding them on Friday the 13th

Don't Investigate Any Strange Sounds

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Photo by Elyas Pasban on Unsplash
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This was my idea, whatever that sound was, it can wait until Saturday the 14th for me to investigate.

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The vast majority of people said they were going to avoid going to work on Friday the 13th, I might have to join them.

Stay Away From Tom Brady Fans

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I think you should stay away from Tom Brady fans every day and not just on Friday the 13th.

Stay Out Of The Woods

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If all those scary movies taught me anything, it was to stay out of the woods in the middle of the night.

What are some things that you think we should avoid on Friday the 13th?

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