Friday the 13th

by Katie Bowell, Curator of Cultural Interpretation

Well, what do you know? Another Friday the 13th. We had three Friday the 13ths last year but, sadly, the only one for 2010 is today.  So if you suffer from a wee touch of Triskaidekaphobia, be sure to stay away from black cats sitting under ladders next to broken mirrors, and take a trip back through our blog’s archives to learn a little more about the history of this much-noted day.

Update: Thanks to those of you (both in-museum and online) who reminded us that it’s also National Left-Handers’ Day. Here’s wishing our (at least) two southpaw staff members and the rest of you lefties out there a great day, and hoping that none of you have Sinistrophobia, the fear of left-handedness or things on the left side.

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1 Response to “Friday the 13th”


  1. 1 Maria Mortati August 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Only 1?!

    It’s also National Left Hander’s Day! As a step-mom to 2 lefties, I notice these things.

    “National Left Hander’s Day is celebrated every year on August 13. This holiday was started by Lefthanders International and was first observed in 1976. National Left Hander’s day is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left handers in a predominantly right-handed world.”

    http://www.squidoo.com/left-handers-day


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