Today is Friday the 13th! Did you know Friday the 13th is the most feared day in the world? It’s estimated that 17-20 million people actually fear this day and have tons of superstitions about it. Whether you believe it’s unlucky or not, it is still fun to give into they hype and play along with some of these superstitions. We thought we would step back from our usual orthodontic related blog and have a little fun today! There is nothing that brings more joy to us at Braces 4U than putting a smile on your face!
Keep reading to learn about 3 popular Friday the 13th Superstitions!
Common Friday the 13th Superstitions:
- A rabbit’s foot will bring you luck. Talismans and amulets are a time-honored way of fending off evil; consider the crosses and garlic that are supposed to keep vampires at bay. Rabbit feet as talismans may hark back to early Celtic tribes in Britain.
- Beware of black cats crossing your path. So why keep a black cat out of your path? Most likely, this superstition arises from old beliefs in witches and their animal familiars, which were often said to take the form of domestic animals like cats.
- Careful with that mirror. According to folklore, breaking a mirror is a surefire way to doom yourself to seven years of bad luck. The superstition seems to arise from the belief that mirrors don’t just reflect your image.