triskaidekaphobia

Are You Held Back By a Friday 13th Phobia?

According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, approximately 17 to 21 million US citizens are affected by a fear of Friday the 13th.  This makes it the most feared day and date in history.

Some people are so paralysed by fear on Friday 13th that they avoid their normal routines, from business, to flights, to significant events.  Even getting out of bed is fraught.  

Friday The 13th Phobia and Superstitions

Friday the 13th is known by many as an unlucky day. In fact there was a whole movie franchise devoted to the name because it is a day that symbolises fear and death. Some people even have a phobia of this day, which is referred to as friggatriskaidekaphobia.