By Jessica Reyes
It’s Friday the 13th during the month of October and yes…IT’S a BIG deal if you love all things Halloween (me). If you’re not an expert on all things Halloween or Jason Vorhees allow me to enlighten you.
1. Not sure how Friday the 13th first became associated with ‘mala suerte’ aka bad luck but many think it relates to Christianity, because thirteen people attended the Last Supper and Jesus was crucified on a Friday.
2. Jason Vorhees has done quite well…Friday the 13th films own the spot of fifth highest grossing horror franchise in U.S. history. It grossed $380.6 million at the U.S. box office.
3. The fear has a name! A scientific one. The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia. Of course I can’t pronounce that.
4. According to Timeanddate.com A bit of bad news for all of you who suffer from friggatriskaidekaphobia – all years will have at least one Friday the 13th. The good news is that there cannot be more than three Friday the 13ths in any given calendar year.
5. According to USATODAY the 13th is Taylor Swift’s favorite numero-
“I was born on the 13th. I turned 13 on Friday the 13th. My first album went gold in 13 weeks. My first #1 song had a 13-second intro,” the singer told MTV in a 2009 interview.