13 SUPERSTITIONS ABOUT FRIDAY THE 13TH

A 'Souvenir Table Card' shown in the Thirteen Club Annual Report, 1901

1 If a child is born on Friday the 13th, he will be unlucky all his life.
2 A child born on Friday the 13th will have a short life.
3 A child born on Friday the 13th will always be unlucky, but a part of this misfortune may be avoided by concealing the child’s birthday.
4 A child born on Friday the 13th will not have any good luck until after the death of the last person who knows the true date of the child’s birth.
5 A child born on Friday the 13th must carry a rabbit’s foot from a rabbit killed at midnight by a cross-eyed farmer. Otherwise, the child will bring bad luck to the family. If the child loses the rabbit’s foot, he will die.
6 If a woman has a birthday on Friday the 13th, she will marry and have a child within the year.
7 It is unlucky to be married on the 13th.
8 If a funeral procession passes a person on Friday the 13th, he will be condemned to death.
9 Don’t go out at night on Friday the 13th, or you will have convulsions that night.
10 Don’t sit 13 people at a table on Friday the 13th; one will become seriously ill.
11 Don’t cut your hair on Friday the 13th, or someone in your family will die.
12 Don’t wear black on Friday the 13th, or you will soon wear it again in mourning.
13 It is good luck to be born on Friday the 13th.

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