What You Didn’t Know About Friday the 13th But Were Too Afraid to Ask

By | September 13, 2019

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Yikes! Today is Friday the 13th AND a full moon! (rebloogy.com)

Today’s the day when two of our most powerful superstitions converge on one date—it is Friday the 13th and a full moon. While it might be tempting to just stay in bed all day to avoid the doom that awaits us on Friday the 13th, but your boss may frown upon that. Instead, let’s find out where our superstitions about Friday the 13th and the full moon originated. Knowledge is power…and we just may find that we have nothing to fear. 

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Eagle owl (Bubo bubo) landing in creepy branches and trunk of dead tree silhouetted against blue night sky with full moon over spooky forest. (Photo by: Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Phobia Alert

Today’s Friday the 13th full moon is rather uncommon. The last time a full moon fell on a Friday the 13th was, ironically, 13 years ago. On this day, two groups of people with irrational fears may commiserate together. The fear of Friday the 13th is called triskaidekaphobia and the fear of full moon is known as selenophobia.