September 13th Defy Superstition Day

Created back in 1999 by someone unknown, Defy Superstition Day is exactly what it sounds like. It means tempt any superstition you may be able to tempt today. This could end well, or not… superstitions aren’t always just superstitions formed for no reason at all. Like walking under a ladder. The idea of walking under a ladder is considered superstitious but it can also be a pretty good idea! Friday the 13th is another superstition. Friday the 13th is just like any other day with the exception of how we think about it. If you think it is a superstitious day it will be, for you because most of us go out of our way to avoid problems on the 13th which actually probably causes more things to happen than if we never knew.

How to celebrate – Defy any superstition you think is real today. Tempt fate (Not always a good idea) Keep track of the superstition you defy and win against.

May 13th Friday the 13th

Well here it is again, Friday the 13th. Unlucky to most people, except the ancient Mayans. If you suffer from Triskaidekaphobia you’ll just want to stay in bed. (That’s the fear of Friday the 13th) I am sort of afraid of the word more than the day. Anyway, no one knows exactly when this day became something to fear. We do know that the Code of Hammurabi omitted the number 13 in their list of laws so that makes it at least sometime before 1,700 BC. So they’ve made movies out of the fear, written books and omitted thinks like the 13th floor of a building or not letting 13 people in the crew of a ship. How far does it go with with you?

How to celebrate – Watch the movie “Friday the 13th”. Find a reason to celebrate Friday the 13th. Go back to bed and sleep the day away.

March 9th Panic Day

Most days people try to remain calm with all that is going on in the world around them today. It isn’t easy, politics, virus, economy and that feeling of a calm before the storm tug at our emotions to near breaking points. Well relief his coming, not to any of the problems we are having but finally a day to panic! So at some point today you can go crazy and panic, knowing that the world will accept it… or I guess I should say those people that know it’s panic day. Just remember, tomorrow you have to go back to fretting just like the rest of us.

How to celebrate – Have a panic attack. (Make a short one) List all the things that are wrong and then burn it. Try to understand what others find worthy of panic.

March 9th Panic Day

March 9th Panic Day

Here’s a day we can all look forward to! A day to panic about anything that does not go the way we want it to. No more calm reactions, logical conclusions, or even reasonable thinking. It’s time to panic! Now I’m not sure who created today but I am sure they were panicking until the day went into practice. After all, we can’t really know and understand calm unless we know panic! (Forget trying to understand it). So don’t just get upset about things today, panic about them… you can explain later.

How to celebrate – Panic over everything. Get those around you to panic with you. Throw a panic party.

April 13th Friday The 13th

Watch out and be very, very careful today… it’s Friday the 13th! If you suffer from Triskaidekaphobia then today is definitely not your day! (In case you didn’t know that word that goes on forever means fear of the number 13. And don’t feel bad because I didn’t know it either!)

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Many believe it was a Friday the 13th when Cain killed Abel, but since there were no calendars back then, nobody really knows. Opposed to it being negative on that side of the world in the Americas Mayan’s believed the number 13 to be sacred. Go figure.

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The Babylonian’s felt the number 13 was so unlucky that they excluded it in the Babylonian Code of Hammurah back in 1700 B.C.. Of course, it was also believed that Friday itself was an unlucky day so, it was a double whammy!

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Then in 1980 Friday the 13th became unlucky for everyone when Jason came back to life. It was even more unlucky because I think they made at least 13 of the movies! The first couple were okay if you like blood and gore but come on, even the Rocky series got to be a bit much! I mean, how many times can you kill a guy and he keeps coming back!?!

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So depending on whether you are a descendent of the Mayan culture or not, be careful about today. Mainly because if you think something can go wrong, it normally will. Superstitions are funny because we generally cause bad things to happen because we fear them, those same things might never happen if we just don’t think about it.

How to celebrate – Go back to bed and sleep the day away. Celebrate the day welcoming whatever happens to you. Think positive thoughts.

January 13th Friday the 13th

I am not  sure if this is a day you would actually consider a holiday or not but it is on the list. This year, 2017, we will have two Friday the 13th’s, one today and the other in October. There are many people who fear the 13th, or anything to do with the number 13. This is called Triskaidekaphobia, fear of the number 13.

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Ships Captains are said to never sail with 12 sailors as with the addition of the Captain that makes a 13 man crew (or woman as it may be). Most skyscrapers do not have a 13th floor. And many people will not set a 13th place setting at a table, preferring to set up another table to avoid putting 13 at one table.

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The one possible human (or sort of human anyway) that enjoys Friday the 13th, would be Jason. It’s the one day of the year that he gets to come out of his shell and be the best he can be. Although, in the end, he generally has the same ending and is gone by Saturday the 14th. His producers enjoy many, many other days, as the cash continues to roll in!

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Some theories say that it was a Friday the 13th when Cain killed Abel, but since there were no calendars back then, it’s hard to say if it was the 13th or not. I am sure it was a bad day for Abel no matter what day of the month it was.

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We do know, however, that the Babylonian Code of Hammurah in 1,700 B.C. omitted the number 13, which is maybe where the first 13th floor was averted in their tower. And we all know that didn’t work out so well.

How to celebrate – Sleep in on the 13th, at least until it becomes the 14th. Avoid anything risky today (which might be good advice for any day). Avoid ladders and black cats today. Watch Friday the 13th as you hide under many blankets.