Why should Friday, 13th be a dreaded day for many?
Do you believe that 13th is an unlucky number? I am from the city of Chennai, India. This morning’s newspaper, on its front page had reminded us that “Today is the 13th and
happens to be a Friday too. Be careful.”
Is this a dreaded day? Some astrologers claim this to be a bad day and swear that all sorts of evil things would dog you today. Many superstitious people believe it as well.
Friday is the normal day many film producers in India would release their new films. One famous producer in Chennai postponed the release of his block buster to Saturday, 14th, just to avoid this black Friday. In justification he had said that he didn’t want his film to
clash with the release of another super film !
This fear about Friday, 13th is prevalent in many countries of the world. I tell you, there is nothing inauspicious about this day at all. It’s a normal day like any other. In my opinion, this is a luckier day than any other.
13th Friday is the luckiest day for me for two reasons. My birthday happens to be 13th. So, any 13th is a blessed day for me. Next, ‘Friday’ makes it doubly fortunate. Shall I tell
You would know that Lord Jesus Christ was crucified and died on a Friday. So, from all accounts we must call this day a bad day. But no! It has been named “Good Friday,” and not “Bad Friday”. “Why? Much good had been showered on a human who believes in Lord Jesus Christ all because He shed His blood on the Cross on a Friday to give His believers a Place in Heaven.
So, do not ever treat a Friday with disdain. You may also recall that many Christians would schedule their wedding on a Friday because it is considered a very holy day. Why then should it be the opposite for other religionists?
Once upon a time when I entered into the field of writing decades back, I titled an article, “On number thirteen”, wrote all sorts of things including how bad that day was etc and sent it to a newspaper. I had mentioned in my covering letter that I was posting it around 4th of the
month, to be far away from the cursed day. The Editor sent me a very sweetly worded ‘Rejection slip’, written in his own hand. Sorry Mr. Contributor, I happened to read your piece on a 13th. Better luck next time.
But I wasn’t put off by this mishap. I took it that my writing needed still more improvement. So much so, these days I start any of my major projects on Friday 13th. I might
as well convey to you that there are 2 more Friday 13th during 2012.