In Western superstition, Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky date. It occurs, as the name suggests, when the 13th day of a month falls on a Friday. Friday the 13th is considered to be a day where inauspicious things happen - an increase in accidents, in paranoia, in spooky occurrences. A school of thought believes that the fear of Friday the 13th stem from early Christianity. Jesus Christ was crucified on a Friday, and Judas, who betrayed him, was the thirteenth guest to join the table during the Last Supper. In popular culture, 'Friday the 13th' is a series of 12 horror films where the main character Jason Voorhees is mask-wearing psychotic killer who goes on a murderous rampage. This is believed to have contributed majorly to fueling superstitions around Friday the 13th.
Many people choose not to do important things on this day. Travel, marriages, and big purchases are generally avoided due to the superstitions attached with Friday the 13th.
However, if you want something to lighten the mood today - in 2018's second and last Friday the 13th - we have some jokes that will help you do just that. Take a look at these hilarious tweets on Friday the 13th:
Friday the 13th movies are scary because they remind me that some people actually go camping on purpose- Eliza Bayne (@ElizaBayne) June 13, 2014
Friday the 13th as a parent is just Friday.- Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) July 13, 2018
Oooh it's Friday the 13th today? SWEET. Imma good make some bad decisions and blame it on superstition.- Briana Buckmaster (@OfficialBrianaB) May 13, 2016
Friday the 13th is still better than Monday!!!!!!!!! YAAAASSSSSSSSS- Ayn Bernos | YouTube (@aynbernos) July 13, 2018
Today is Friday the 13th. You know what that means...tomorrow is Saturday the 14th and in two days it will be Sunday the 15th.- Jessica Kirson (@JessicaKirson) May 13, 2016
How to survive Friday the 13th:- Dave Vescio (@DaveVescio) April 13, 2018
Don't go swimming
Don't have sex
Don't go out
Don't split up
Don't run from the killer
If you trip, get up and run
and above all....
Turn on the stupid light before entering the room
This is the day that Jason Voorhees comes back and kills everyone that says Friyay- zz (@SnizzleFrizzle) April 13, 2018
today is friday the 13th pic.twitter.com/8fsPyf37bz- Rachel Bobbitt (@RachelBobbitt) May 13, 2016
You can read more about Friday the 13th here.
How are you keeping safe this Friday the 13th? Do let us know using the comments section below.
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