Friday the 13th Fun Facts!
Did You Know?
- In Italy, Friday the 17th, not Friday the 13th, is considered to be a day of bad luck.
- Also, in Greece, Tuesday the 13th is seen as a day of misfortune.
- Interestingly, Alfred Hitchcock, a master of film thrillers, was born on August 13, 1899....although it was a Sunday, not a Friday.
And Mark Your Calendars!
- On Friday April 13, 2029, a large asteroid will fly close enough to the Earth to be visible without a telescope in Africa, Europe and Asia, according to NASA.
Here are three fun ways to help you celebrate Friday the 13th:
Celebrate by doing 13 positive things. Here are some ideas:
- Exercise by doing 13 jumping jacks or stretches or hops on one foot.
- Create positive affirmations. Place them onto cheerful paper, add fun stickers, and color with markers or crayons. Then share them with friends and family to spread positivity.
- Read 13 pages of your favorite book.
- Bake 13 cookies or muffins. Check out this recipe for easy pumpkin muffins.
- Cut paper into 13 strips. Make a paper chain to decorate a doorway.
- Play games with a regular deck of cards. Take note of how many cards are in a suit. (Hint: It's our favorite unlucky number!)
Why make Halloween treats only in October (unless Friday the 13th happens in October, like this year)? Friday the 13th is a great time to reuse those recipes! Check out these 13 Easy Halloween Lunchbox Treats.
Since it's Friday, why not make it a movie night?
Here are some of our favorite family-friendly movies that are perfect for Friday the 13th:
- The Addams Family and Addams Family Values (PG-13)
- Freaky Friday (PG)
- Hocus Pocus (PG)
- Hotel Transylvania series (PG)
- Scooby-Doo: The Movie (PG) and Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (PG)