Friday the 13th: Do you think it's unlucky?
By CBC News
Friday the 13th has once again reared its purportedly unlucky head, causing superstitious people across the globe to avoid ladders, black cats and indoor spaces containing open umbrellas.
It's hard to know how many Canadians suffer from a fear of Friday the 13th, or friggatriskaidekaphobia. In the U.S., an estimated 17 to 21 million people are affected, according to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, N.C.
#Fridaythe13th and #Friday13th were among the most popular hashtags worldwide Friday morning, as many Twitter users speculated on whether they'd have a good or bad day.
It's not clear exactly how Friday the 13th came to be known as an inauspicious day. In the above video, CBC News: Morning's Michael Serapio looks at some possible explanations.
Do you believe Friday the 13th is unlucky? What are you superstitious about, if anything? What's the unluckiest thing that's ever happened to you on a Friday the 13th? Let us know in the comments below.
(This survey is not scientific. Results are based on readers' responses.)
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