Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition, even though only 10% actually believe it’s an unlucky day. It occurs when the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday, which happens at least once every year but can occur up to three times in the same year. In 2017, it occurred twice, on January 13 and October 13. In 2018, it will also occur twice on April 13 and July 13. There will be two Friday the 13ths every year until 2020, where 2021 and 2022 will have just one occurrence, in August and May respectively.
Visit a Spooky or Odd Local Museum
Watch an Odd or Scary Movie
Some suggestions that are rated PG:
- Freaky Friday
- The Never Ending Story
Buy a Lottery Ticket
Even though it’s deemed to be an unlucky day, try your luck with a lottery ticket anyway!
A Baker’s Dozen = 13
Why is there such a thing as a baker’s dozen, and why is it 13 and not 12? Well, it stems from medieval times when the purpose of a baker’s dozen was to avoid a beating! It was difficult to make sure the baked goods were all the same size, and if it was found that bakers were overpricing undersized loaves, they were subject to strict punishment, including fines or flogging. To make sure that customers were getting what they paid for, they would throw in a bit extra.
Do some baking and make 13 on this day!
Or, stop at the bakery and pickup a baker’s dozen of donuts, rolls, bagels, or anything else that catches your eye!
Annabel thinks her mom has the best life. If she were a grown-up, she could do whatever she wanted! Then one morning she wakes up to find she’s turned into her mother…and she soon discovers it’s not as easy as it looks!