Happy Friday the 13th!  Are you at all superstitious?   Friday the 13th occurs when the thirteenth day of a month falls on a Friday, which superstition holds to be a day of bad luck. In the Gregorian calendar, this day occurs at least once, but at most three times a year. Any month's 13th day will fall on a Friday if the month starts on a Sunday.

 Here are some bad luck things for today:

  • Begin a new job or a trip
  • Leave your hat on the bed
  • Cut off both ends of a loaf of bread
  • Flip your mattress
  • Put new shoes on the table
  • Walk under a ladder
  • Pour water on a windowsill
  • Plant potatoes
  • Lean a broom on a bed
  • Open an umbrella indoors
  • Do housework
  • Wear new clothes
  • Cut your hair
  • Sneeze to your left side
  • Have a black cat cross your path

On the other hand, here are some good luck things:

  • Cut your finger nails on a Friday to avoid a toothache during the month.
  • Take candy to a friend during your first visit of the New Year.
  • Make a wish when you see the first robin of spring. If it doesn't fly away before you finish wishing it'll come true. 
  • Pick the first violets of spring.
  • When you set the table, place the salt down first.
  • If you drop a spoon, expect friends to drop by soon.
  • If your left hand itches, money will come to you.
  • When you move to a new house, take a broom and a loaf of bread with you.
  • Put a red bow on a newborn baby.
  • Don't sweep dust out the front door or you'll sweep away good luck.