Friday the 13th – but where does our superstition surrounding
Friday the 13th is the day they crucified Jeesus. And they say ever day at Friday the 13th he come back from the dead and haunts the world.
There is no written evidence for the superstition before the 19 century however; the date has long been connected to notorious events in history and religion.
According to Catholic belief the crucifixion of Jesus Christ took place on a Friday the 13, the day after the Last Supper – involving thirteen participants – on Thursday.
Geoffrey Chaucer made reference to the apparent unluckiness of the day, recording in his Canterbury Tales that it was bad luck to start a journey or a project on a Friday.
Life without unsupported beliefs is not worth living.
One of the most popularised myths attempting to explain the origin of the Friday 13 superstition stems from events on Friday 13 October 1307, when hundreds of Knights Templar were arrested and burnt across France.
This myth caught the public’s attention after it was used by Dan Brown, among other historical fiction writers, and has been peddled endlessly by conspiracy theorists linking the Knights Templar to everything from Freemasonry to the Holy Grail.