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It’s Friday the 13th!

Jun 13, 2008

by Alison Feldmann handmade and vintage goods

Today is an ominous day: Friday the 13th. Whether it brings up memories of the slasher film by the same name or an increased concern for the risk of walking under ladders or stepping on cracks in the sidewalk, Friday the 13th can make the most skeptical into superstitious worry warts fearing ill will. (Did you know that the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia? Crazy!)

Thusly, on this day of ominous signs and bad luck symbols, turn your luck around and give the 13th your own meaning. Luck is what you make of it! These items celebrate the superstitious and symbolic. Good luck…. 


  • nanouke

    nanouke said 10 years ago

    I love this day! I was born in a Friday the 13th :)

  • thymbyldesigns

    thymbyldesigns said 10 years ago

    What's way more interesting is that the Friday-13th-paranoia is essentially a (post-)industrial negativism cranked out by the media in Western Christian society. No one ever heard about Friday 13th in the 19th century and before, and 13 is actually a lucky if not holy number in a lot of cultures on this globe.

  • AmiAna

    AmiAna said 10 years ago

    Friday 13th has already been and gone here in NZ. I heard some amusing/interesting trivia on the radio though - apparently a Dutch Insurance company carried out a study that found there were less car accidents etc on a Friday that fell the 13th day of the month than on any other Friday. Interesting!

  • OklahomaMama

    OklahomaMama said 10 years ago

    I love this day too... I was born on Wednesday the 13th but have had several "milestone" birthdays on Friday 13th, including 13, 30 and 35 I always say 13 is my LUCKY number :)

  • jenmaestre

    jenmaestre said 10 years ago

    Happy Birthday, nanouke! My ma was also born in Friday 13, and today is her birthday- so good luck for me!

  • jenmaestre

    jenmaestre said 10 years ago

    By the way, to celebrate, I think I'll go pounce the newbies, and do some shopping!

  • Vanessa Admin

    Vanessa said 10 years ago

    Well, it's been a pretty good day for me. Heheh.

  • EmilyEJewelry

    EmilyEJewelry said 10 years ago

    Thank you so much for including me!!

  • magickalrealism

    magickalrealism said 10 years ago

    Friday the 13th was also Blog Like It's the End of the World day. This was my zombie story, continued from last year:

  • walkinthewoodsllc

    walkinthewoodsllc said 10 years ago

    I love Friday the 13th. Was married on one! Even wore black. For real! :)

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