Whether you're a bit superstitious or a total skeptic, there's no escaping the fact that today is Friday the 13th. However your luck is going, it's smart to keep a good sense of humor about the whole thing. So sharing the hilarious Instagram captions about Friday the 13th is one way to help you and your followers have a little laugh about this weird and ominous day.
So why is this particular date so closely associated with bad luck? Its roots may go way back into history, and it has several potential origins. As one theory suggests, the arrest of hundreds of Knights Templar on Friday the 13th, 1307 might have linked the date with bad luck, as noted in The Independent. Following their arrest, these unlucky people faced coerced false confessions and even worse at the hands of their arrestors. The date has been associated with terrible luck ever since, at least in many Western cultures.
Although most modern people are not living in fear of a mass arrest, the date is still deeply associated with bad luck and general chaos. Other common superstitions, such as walking under a ladder or having a black cat cross your path, are often warned against on this date as well. For some people, the date is seriously scary. In fact, people suffering from Paraskevidekatriaphobia, or a fear of Friday the 13th, may not even leave their home on this day, according to FearOf.net. Facing the date can be quite an ordeal.
For the majority of people, though, Friday the 13th is just another day (hopefully). But if any little thing does happen to go wrong today, then you can feel perfectly free to blame the calendar. Hey, it's nice to have a scapegoat sometimes.