Friday the 13th has long been regarded as an unlucky day but it has gained so much prominence over the years that many superstitious people literally change their schedule according to the day.
The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen in the Middle Ages, "originating from the story of Jesus' last supper and crucifixion" in which there were 13 individuals present in the Upper Room on the 13th of Nisan Maundy Thursday, the night before his death on Good Friday
Thirteen guests are believed to have attended the Last Supper, the night before Jesus was killed and Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus, is considered to have been the 13th guest.
Twitteratis had a field day making jokes and memes about the 'spooky' day. Here are some of those...
It's Friday the 13th today people!— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) May 13, 2016
Handy tip: Be aware of your surroundings...https://t.co/zxR3EeMUAJ
When today is Friday the 13th and you're waiting for bad luck to happen to you but you realized you're always in bad luck— e u n i c e (@flirtycameron) May 13, 2016
Friday the 13th. Let's make it lucky, compers! pic.twitter.com/oE2wyLHqin— Di Coke (@SuperLuckyDi) May 13, 2016
Happy Friday the 13th ðÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/vT3tNkAsVf— âÂ¢Mια (@1MiaR) May 13, 2016
What's common between:— Dead Mau5hi (@AdvancedMaushi) May 13, 2016
Friday the 13th?
There are a bunch of fools who will tweet about it each time.
Azhar releasing today, Friday the 13th. Must say the producers took a lot of wrist.— Roflindian (@Roflindian) May 13, 2016
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