Friday the 13th

FRIDAY 13TH – LUCKY OR UNLUCKY?

friday-13th

Have you ever seen a movie with a title ‘Friday the 13th’? What was it about? 🙂

Both Friday and the number 13 have foreboding reputations. The “unlucky” Friday the 13th is the most widespread superstition in the world. But why is it considered such an evil day? Although it has no clear origin, according to the most popular theory Jesus is considered to have been crucified on a Friday. As well as number 13 brings bad luck because 13 people was sitting at the table at the Last Supper. More separate religions (e.g. Vikings, Egyiptians, Christians) demonize the number 13.

Floors in tall buildings or rows in aircrafts sometimes skip from 12 to 14. Many people avoid travelling, working or signing contracts, even leaving their homes on Friday 13th.

If you are superstitious and want to avoid bad luck, you have to take a horseshoe with you or go outside when it rains on that day. Rain will wash away your bad luck.

HAVE A LUCKY FRIDAY THE 13TH!! 🙂

 

Feladat:

How do you say the following Hungarian words in English?


a) hírnév

b) elterjedt

c) babona

d) babonás

e) gonosz

f) átugrik

g) elkerül

h) patkó


Megoldás:

a) reputation

b) widespread 

c) superstition 

d) superstitious 

e) evil

f) skip

g) avoid

h) horseshoe

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