New Delhi, May 13: 'Friday the 13th' is known worldwide known to be a day that has bad omen! This day is also considered as Black Friday. This year only one Friday the 13th is falling that is today.
The irrational fear of Friday the 13th is termed Friggatriskaidekaphobic and it combines a fear of Fridays with the perception that number 13 is an unlucky number.
On Friday, May 13, the micro-blogging site Twitter is flooded with scary tweets, warnings and alerts. Superstitious people in western countries believe this as an unlucky day. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday.
Tuesday the 17th is also considered a bad day in some countries. Here are some tweets on Friday the 13th:
"Friday the 13th" was a trending topic in India at rank 9 for duration 4h:45m .— Trends Of India (@Top10Hashtag) May 13, 2016
It's Friday the 13th.— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) May 13, 2016
Scared... but then happy. pic.twitter.com/u0cyYcQcHO
im not very superstitious, but today is friday the 13th and my school shirt almost caught fire in the dryer 😕😕— j (@zentastique) May 13, 2016
Friday the 13th Horror: water leaking into my Living Room!!! Ahhhhgggghhhhhh! Yikes! pic.twitter.com/uJmgfZHNso— Kathleen Cairns (@CairnsKcairns) May 13, 2016