Although no one knows for certain, the fear of the number 13 and the fear of Friday likely combined around the late 1800s into this new phobia; no clear mention of it had been discussed in published works before then.

On Friday the 13th, some people refuse to cut their hair or nails, dine out, travel, buy a house, start a job, conduct business, marry, or participate in any event. Other folks are so terrorized that they fear going anywhere on this day or even crawling out of bed. More than 60 million people worldwide have a phobia of Friday the 13th to varying degrees.

Friday the 13th occurs one to three times each year. The date is considered bad luck in many countries; a day when all sorts of misfortunes are said to occur.

When Is the Next Friday the 13th?

When is the next Friday the 13th? Friday the 13th Dates, Folklore, and Origins from The Old Farmer’s Almanac.