It's Friday the 13th: Here's Why We Fear the Dreaded Day
The most feared day/date combination is here—but it's a quiet one.
In the bustle of the holidays, many people aren't noticing that today is that most feared date on the calendar. (See "Why Does Friday the 13th Scare Us So Much?")
The date, which occurs when the first day of the month lands on a Sunday, has long provoked negative feelings ranging from distaste to outright fear for those afraid of the number 13.
In fact, some suffer from fear of the day itself: paraskevidekatriaphobia.
Blame the Friday the 13th horror franchise, the Bible's Judas (the 13th guest at the Last Supper), or just having a particularly bad day previously on the date.
Friday the 13th, though, is just another date for most people, and would have been for all