It's Friday the 13th, a day of bad luck, if you're a superstitious person. It may have originated from the story of Jesus' last supper and crucifixion, when there were 13 individuals present the night before His death on Good Friday.
Here are 13 common superstitions:
1. Black cats
You're doomed to bad luck if a black cat crosses your path.
If you break a mirror, kiss 7 years of luck goodbye.
They say walking under a ladder is bad luck. I say walking under a ladder is a bad decision. Nothing good can come of it.
If you spill salt, you're suppose to throw it over your shoulder to avoid getting bad luck
You should never leave your purse on the floor if you want to avoid bad luck. If this is true, I'm doomed til I die.
If a bill total $6.66 or you receive that much change you should either buy something else or leave a penny from your change to avoid bad luck
Opening an umbrella indoors is said to bring bad luck. Ironic today is open an umbrella indoors day.
7. Cutting Your Hair
If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, legend says someone in your family will die.
If a funeral procession passes you on Friday the 13th, you will be the next to die.
A child born on Friday the 13th is said to be unlucky for life.
10. Floor 13
Many hotels and hospitals have eliminated floor 13 in their elevators to eliminate bad luck. But if you're staying on floor 14, isn't it really 13?
To avoid bad luck when passing a cemetery, you're suppose to hold your breath until you see a black or brown dog. What if there isn't one around? You may have to hold your breath until you're the next one to move into the cemetery.
12. Getting Out of Bed
To avoid bad luck, you're suppose to get out of the same side of the bed you got into
13. Number 13
Many believe the number 13 is bad luck. Taylor Swift disagrees and says it's her lucky number. Not only was she born on the 13th, she turned 13 on the 13th, her first album went gold in 13 weeks.
You can always spin around 7 times to break any bad luck, but you'll have to worry about what you look like to those around you. It may be easier to carry a rabbits foot, four leaf clover or a buckeye in your pocket. All are said to bring good luck.
Friday the 13th isn't the only bad luck day. In Spanish-speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th is considered a day of bad luck and in Italian popular culture, Friday the 17ths considered a day of bad luck, according to Wikipedia.com.
Are you superstitious? What other bad luck tales have your heard?