Friday, 13 October 2017

#Friday13th Bad Luck EVERY Friday

DC Editor Adam writes…

With Halloween on the way, and this being Friday 13th, I've nudged Friday's regular Rock'n'Roll London post aside in favour of a look at Friday 13th superstitions and traditions…

Written records of Friday – that's any and every Friday – being considered the unluckiest day of the week have been around for much longer than the notion that Friday 13th is the unluckiest day of all.

Traveling show folk were reluctant to open fairs on Friday and some domestic servants believed that starting a new situation on a Friday would bring bad luck.

There are particular superstitions around the cutting of hair and nails. This one suggests that not only is Friday no good for nail cutting, but that a haircut on Sunday will bring ill fortune…

Friday cut and Sunday shorn
Better never have been born

(As you can see from the pic above, I have been dipping into the completely excellent Penguin Guide To the Superstitions of Britain & Ireland. It's addictive stuff! Buy your copy here.)

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