Have no fear, there are only 3 this year! Did you know that the Fear of “Friday the 13th” — one of the most popular myths in science — is called paraskavedekatriaphobia also known as friggatriskaidekaphobia (frigga sounds more fun than para, no?). If you get skiddish, mark these 2015 dates and take cover there are two sneaking up on us.
- Friday, February 13th
- Friday, March 13th
- Friday, November 13th
And wait, then there’s Triskaidekaphobia, which is the fear of the number 13. Have you noticed some LOCAL office and apartment buildings don’t even have a “13th floor” – they skip right to 14 on purpose.
To help soothe your irrational fear of a day and a number, let us help you start thinking about tomorrow, Saturday the 14th. This too shall pass.