Yeah, the movies rocked, but that’s not what this is about. It’s about superstitious minds.
From Wikipedia, regarding the Phobia:
The fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia (Frigga being the name of the Norse goddess for whom “Friday” is named and triskaidekaphobia meaning fear of the number thirteen), or paraskevidekatriaphobia a concatenation of the Greek words Paraskeví(Παρασκευή, meaning “Friday”), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning “thirteen”) attached to phobía (φοβία, from phóbos, φόβος, meaning “fear”). The latter word was derived in 1911 and first appeared in a mainstream source in 1953.
I had heard that Friday the 13th represented the Devil, and that his 12 disciples plus him (being the 13th) decided to mock Good Friday. But who knows? All that crap is interesting fiction at best.
Don’t worry folks—no bad luck will happen on this day no matter what garbage you were taught by mummy and dadda. (179)