Friday the 13th

because 2020 needed more bad publicity




With the already much maligned 2020 hurdling toward a finale that we hope will be survivable… students reflected on whether Friday the 13th actually holds any added superstition for them.

Here’s what they had to say:

“One of the main superstitions that I have always had since I was a kid was that waking up between 3-4 AM at random means that a spirit/demon had been watching you, this is due to the time being known as the devil’s or witching hour. I also have the superstition that opening an umbrella inside will bring bad luck, and the only way to stop the bad luck is to spit as fast as you can.” – Isabel M, 11

“It’s not really a superstition, but ever since my childhood friend told me to make a wish on an eyelash. I never stopped doing it. Now I just do it whenever I’m bored and find a loose eyelash.” – Dominique A, 10

“Opening an umbrella inside is bad luck. I believe this because one time I opened an umbrella inside my house than a couple of minutes later I ended up dropping my phone and the screen shattered.” – Aurieanna P, 10

“I’m not a very superstitious person but my family does have some interesting ones. One superstition that’s very popular in Latin American countries is that Tuesday the 13th is a very unlucky day instead of a Friday. Another one is that if you hear buzzing in your ear it means someone is talking bad about you.” – Daniela F, 11

A superstition that I have/believe in is the evil eye. It is a look given to harm or give some sort of bad luck on those that is cast upon. It is a look which clearly states that one intends for something bad to happen to the “victim”/main focus either because of jealousy or malice. Although, there are specific amulets that can be carried with or used to prevent the “evil eye.” – Estrella T, 11