Things about Friday the 13th you may not know

1.  An estimated 17 to 21 million Americans have a fear of Friday the 13th.  And it can manifest in many ways, from refusing to fly on this day . . . to not leaving the house at all.

2.  Since so many people change their plans or stay home, businesses in the U.S. lose an estimated $800 to $900 million each time there’s a Friday the 13th.

3.  The maximum number of times that a Friday the 13th can occur in any given year is three, but it’s guaranteed to come up at least once a year.

4.  This is the second Friday the 13th in 2023 . . . the first was in January.  The next one won’t be until next September. 

Source: Bellvue Herald Leader