13 Common Superstitions and Why We Still Swear by Them
Friday the 13th. It's viewed as the most unlucky day of the year, and 2020 has two of them. The first was back in March. Ironically, it was right before the COVID-19 shutdown. I'm not saying that Friday the 13th had something to do with it, but Friday the 13th totally had something to do with it.
Friday the 13th is a superstition that so many people still believe in, even though its origins date back to biblical times. According to History.com, it’s widely believed that the number 13 is unlucky because that’s how many people were present at the Last Supper, the night before Jesus Christ was crucified on Good Friday. Hence, Friday the 13th is deemed unlucky today.
We were curious about other superstitions we still believe. Why do we still say, "God bless you" when someone sneezes? Why do we blow out candles on our birthday cake and make a wish thinking it might actually come true? The pandemic might have actually put a stop to that last one, but you're picking up what I'm putting down.
We found the origins of 13 common superstitions that we still believe in today. Some of them I've never even heard of, but there are a few that I swear by and will never give up. Tell us if we missed any.