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Superstitious? This Is Why Everyone Is Scared of Friday the 13th

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Sometimes we just can't help but be superstitious. Broken mirrors, white lighters, black cats, spilled salt... it all, supposedly, brings bad luck. But the granddaddy of them all, Friday the 13th, has had people hiding behind locked doors for the past 100 or so years. So, why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky? Scroll down for everything we know!

Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?

On any Friday the 13th throughout each year, people may be afraid to leave their house because they're scared something bad will happen. Even weirder? This condition actually has a name, and it's paraskavedekatriaphobia, which means fear of Friday the 13th. But where did this bizarre myth actually come from?