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Friday 13th

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Friday 13th

Friday the 13th:
Where does our fear of this 'unlucky' day really come from?
Friggatriskaidekaphobia and Paraskevidekatriaphobia are both terms for the fear of Friday the 13th.

In Hong Kong & China, for example  
A Chinese Unlucky Number is 4
This number is a dreaded number in Chinese superstition and a very unlucky number.
This is because it is almost homophonous with the Chinese word 'si' which means 'death'.
High rise buildings and hotels omit number 4 in numbering their floors; therefore, a building declaring 50 floors may only have 35 floors.


I should have posted the thread starter two minutes later, at 13:13 !!!
I didn't realise what the UK time was, until I read the post to check it 
(I'm in Hong Kong at the moment)