Three Fun Ways to Celebrate Friday the 13th

October 12, 2023

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:

  1. Exercise by doing 13 jumping jacks or stretches or hops on one foot.
  2. 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.
  3. Read 13 pages of your favorite book.
  4. Bake 13 cookies or muffins. Check out this recipe for easy pumpkin muffins.
  5. Cut paper into 13 strips. Make a paper chain to decorate a doorway.
  6. 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)