Friday The 13th (Photo Credits: File Image)
Friday is the most awaited day of the week, as it marks the beginning of the weekend. But the oncoming Friday of September 13, may not be an awaited one, it is Friday the 13th. There is a fearful association to this day and is often referred to as Black Friday. The date is considered as unlucky in several cultures and thus a lot of people prefer staying indoors, to avoid any sort of bad luck in their way. There are numerous theories dating to the origin of this supposedly unlucky day. Ahead of this Friday the 13th in 2019, we also look at the previous dates and next dates of Black Friday in this and the next years.
The fear associated with Friday the 13th is so strong that there is even a phobia term for it. The phobia of Friday the 13th is called as paraskevidekatriaphobia. The negative connotations only grew stronger when even popular culture highlighted the day as a bad omen. Several movies and documentaries have been made on this dark day, the most popular titled Friday the 13th. Friday the 13th: Meaning, Origin and Story Behind the Superstitions of This Unlucky Day.
Previous Friday the 13th Dates
September 13, is the first occurrence of Friday the 13th this year. The previous such occurrence was on July 13, 2018. Before that, it was on April 13, 2018.
Next Friday the 13th Dates
December 13, 2019
March 13, 2020
November 12, 2020
There is no specific time as to how many times the Friday, the 13th occurrences take place in a year. The year 2015, saw three Black Fridays. But after that until the year 2025, Friday the 13th will be once or max twice in a row.