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March 11, 2020 2 min to read

Is the 13th year of marriage lucky or unlucky?

Category : Lifestyle

The number 13 has always been linked to bad luck. People still consider it unlucky when you have 13 friends at a dinner party. Besides, a lot of buildings do not have a 13th floor.

Remember Friday the 13th? It is one of those dreaded days. Besides, most people actually avoid getting married, purchasing a house, or making any serious commitments on a day marked by this unlucky number.

People planning a wedding date will intentionally skip the 13th day of the month. Most cultures avoid this number as it is considered to bring the new couple bad luck.

However, in Jewish traditions, this number is a symbol of the bonding of many people into one, which makes it the best day for a couple to celebrate their love.

Are you about to get into your 13th year of marriage? Are you concerned whether this will be a lucky or an unlucky year?

Should you be scared of the number? Is 13 really unlucky and is there any statistical proof to back this superstition? Well, you’re about to find it out in this article.

Reasons Why 13 Is Considered to Be an Unlucky Number

First things first, no data is in existence, and will ever prove that this number is unlucky. This is according to an Igor Radon who works at the University of Helsinki’s Institute of Behavioral Sciences.

There is no particular reason to believe that a number would either be lucky or unlucky. While he may be right, there are several bits of scientists’ studies that have given superstitious people a little more causes for concern, even though the scientists who conducted the work were not really alarmed by their findings.

The primary study that determined that 13 is an unlucky number was conducted in 1993. According to the BBC, it was posted in the British Medical Journal, where three researchers analyzed the flow of traffic and the number of car accidents on a London Motorway. This was during the five months where the 13th was on Fridays between 1990 and 1992.

After comparing the numbers to the data taken on the 6th and 13th, probably a result of superstitious folk preferring not to drive on this particular day, the researchers suggested the following.

The risk of being admitted at the hospital as a result of an accident may rise by as high as 52% on Friday the 13th. However, this study was not supposed to be taken seriously, as it was just a fun article…
 
Continue reading the article and learn more about marriage on Daisy Linden’s blog.
 
 

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