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2009: An unlucky year for those who have paraskevidekatriaphobia

February 13, 2009 @ 11:48 By: gordon Category: Current affairs

friday-the-13th2009 is a bad year for you if you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia because there are three Fridays the 13th, with two of them one month after the next, which happens again in 2015 and then not until 2026.

In fact, the only time you can have three Fridays the 13th is when there’s one in February and then only when it’s not a leap year. I wrote about the lore surrounding Friday the 13th back in June 2008 in case you’re interested.

So, if you are superstitious about Friday the 13th, please throw salt over your shoulder, tap doorways three times before passing through or whatever other steps you follow to ward off the bad luck.  As for me, I’m going to the pub.