Friday, July 13, 2007
Friday the 13th
When I just viewed my posting below, I realized that today is Friday the 13th. Earlier this month I wrote about Russian superstitions; I hadn't mentioned that many of our most common American superstitions don't exist in Russia. Friday the 13th is just another day (the number thirteen isn't considered unlucky at all), you can walk under ladders, breaking a mirror won't bring seven years of bad luck, black cats are just black cats, no need to hold you breath when you drive by a graveyard, you can open an umbrella indoors, and if you step on a crack, you won't break your mother's back.