It is Friday the 13th! Friday the 13th has been known as an “unlucky day” since the 1800s!
The earliest known documented reference in English occurs in Henry Sutherland Edwards’ 1869 biography of Gioachino Rossini, who died on a Friday 13th.
He [Rossini] was surrounded to the last by admiring friends; and if it be true that, like so many Italians, he regarded Fridays as an unlucky day and thirteen as an unlucky number, it is remarkable that one Friday 13th of November he died. —Wikipedia
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Here are some great Vocabulary Words for Friday the 13th:
- Paraskavedekatriaphobia: The fear of Friday the 13th
- Also known as: friggatriskaidekaphobia: fear of Friday the 13th
- Triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13
- Horripilate: The bristling of the body hair, as from fear or cold; goose bumps