Friday the 13th has come to symbolise bad luck and misfortune, and there are countless myths and superstitions associated with the day – here are some (rather disturbing) beliefs.
1. A child born on Friday the 13th will have bad luck … for life…
2. If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, someone in your family will die.
3. Some people believe that having 13 letters in your name (including your surname) connects you to the devil.
4. If you walk passed a black cat or under a ladder on Friday the 13th, you’ll have bad luck.
5. If you start a business on Friday the 13th, it will be doomed.
6. If you break a mirror, you’ll have seven years of bad luck. This applies any day of the year, but we’re gonna assume it’s extra, super bad luck on Friday the 13th.
7. If you decide to travel on Friday the 13th, you’ll experience misfortune.
8. If a funeral procession passes you on Friday the 13th, you’ll be unlucky for life.