If you feel like pulling the covers back up or staying home today, don’t worry.
You aren’t alone. Friday the 13th has a way of doing that.
According to research, as many as 25 percent of the population believe Friday the 13th is a day of calamity.
The fear of Friday the 13th is known as paraskevidekatriphobia (“para-ska-vee-decka-tri-phobia”), which stems from the Greek words for fear, Friday and 13. Friday the 13th happens three times in 2012 – today, April 13 and July 13.