A few days ago, we witnessed a date that the entire humanity fears – Friday, the 13th. A lot of people avoid staying on the 13th floor or room number 13th.
Because of this superstition’s popularity, many hotels skip that number on their room numbers or other particulars. All they want is happy customers! Why do people fear the number 13? And why is it associated with Friday? Today, let us try to answer these questions.
Believers of this superstition support their argument by courting the incident when the arrest of the Knights Templar was ordered by Philip IV of France on Friday, October 13, 1307. Despite this superstition’s strength, many Americans fail to realize the connection between the number 13 and the one-dollar bill. Let me point it out here.
- 13 steps on the pyramid of the Great Seal
- 13 letters in “Annuit Coeptis.”
- 13 stripes in the shield on the eagle
- 13 stars above the eagle
- 13 letters in “E Pluribus Unum.”
- 13 arrows in the eagle’s left talon
- 13 leaves, and likewise, 13 fruits on the olive branch in its right talon
What would the superstitious people say about this? Whatever they may say, it’s a fact that the superstition about Friday the 13th still has a hold on a large number of people. So how was your Friday the 13th this year?