In many Western countries, Friday the 13th is considered a day of bad luck by those who believe in such silliness.
In Spanish-speaking countries, Tuesday the 13th is unlucky.
In Italy, Friday the 17th is considered unlucky and 13 is a lucky number.
In Finland, many organizations promote National Accident Day, which always falls on Friday the 13th.
A study in the Netherlands found fewer car accidents occur on Friday the 13th as compared to other Fridays.
The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina estimates that somewhere between 17 and 21 million people in the United States are afraid of Friday the 13th.
At Tunes du Jour we dance every Friday, and we ain’t afraid of no 13th! Let’s kick off this week’s party with “Bad Luck,” by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes.