FriggatriskaidekaphobiaPerhaps friggatriskaidekaphobics – or paraskevidekatriaphobics to use the more modern terminology – who believe that superstitions are reality, in that they fear Friday the 13th, as the unluckiest day of all, may be questioning their phobia.
Unluckiest day changes.How can such a fear of a specific day and number combination be rationalised, when in Greece, Spain, and Spanish speaking countries, it is Tuesday the 13th that is considered the unluckiest day. In Italy 13 is considered a lucky number so they perpetuate the myth by choosing Friday the 17th as the infamous day. This makes me wonder. What does a friggatriskaidekaphobic believe when visiting one of the European countries on its alternative, supposedly, unlucky day? Is their fear transferred to a Tuesday or the 17th or do they ignore it?
© Elliot Sampford 2013