It's happening only one time this year and today is the day, Friday the 13th! Yes, it's true, look through your calendar (like I just did) and you'll only have to fear Friday the 13th once this year, so just get through today and the rest of the year will be smooth sailing for you!

Another odd fact about today is that most of us should be seeing a full moon tonight, the first time it's happened in June since 1919.

There is such a fear of Friday the 13th that it has its own phobia name - paraskevidekatriaphobia. I've tried sounding out that word many times, but just gave up because I couldn't get through the middle part of it!

Of course one movie propelled Friday the 13th to the top of the horror list and made the day pretty scary was the Friday the 13th franchise with Jason wielding his machete at people scaring the bejeezus out of people. Something that continues to happen at haunted houses around Halloween time.

Black cats are a symbol of Friday the 13th as well and some French people call themselves the "14-er's" and will be a stand in for a dinner party in case there are just thirteen at the table and they would help ward off bad luck.

What other superstitions are there or do you believe in on Friday the 13th? Post them in the comment section below!

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