So today is Friday the 13th, is it really a day of bad luck or just the stuff of urban legend?
Here at Wallis Lynch we are divided in the office, from Andy who likes Friday the 13th (Strange) to Claire who thinks it’s all just a load of rubbish.
So, what is your take on the dreaded Friday the 13th theory, are you a lover or hater?
It seems to be like the great marmite divide in our office you either love it or hate it.
Or is it all a state of mind, like if you think you are going to have a good day you will and vice versa.
Some people refuse to go to work on Friday the 13th; some won't dine in restaurants; many wouldn't think of setting a wedding on that date.
Here are a couple of interesting theories:
Some say Friday's bad reputation goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. It was on a Friday, supposedly, that Eve tempted Adam with the forbidden fruit
May have begun in the Middle ages where some Christian traditions believed that at Jesus' last supper the 13th guest was the traitor Judas. The next day, Friday, was the day of the crucifixion.
In some sources of a particular Norse myth, 12 gods had a dinner party at Valhalla and an uninvited 13th guest walked in and killed the god of joy and gladness.
Whatever you believe – we all wish you a great day and let’s be honest it can’t all be that bad, it is Friday after all!