The Origin of Friday the 13th

Real Estate Agent with Lake Mead Area Realty

Today is Friday the 13th. Most people are aware of that fact. What they may not be aware of is how it started. At least this is the way I heard it.

Friday the 13th is considered bad luck because of an event that took place a long time ago.

Have you ever heard of an organization called, "The Knights Templar"? They were knights who guarded the crusades. Their last commander was named, Jaques DeMolay. You may have heard of the Order of DeMolay. It is a Masonic youth organization.

On Friday the 13th, many years ago, Jaques DeMolay was executed. Ever since that day, Friday the 13th was considered unlucky.

Boulder City Steve

Kate Talarico
Kates Home Staging and Interior Design - Goshen, NY
RESA, Top Orange County Home Decorator & Stager

Interesting info, Steve.  I never knew why this day was supposed to be unlucky.

Nov 13, 2009 06:57 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX


Love to read stories about how things begin.  Thanks for sharing this one with us.

Nov 13, 2009 06:57 AM
Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO
Helping people Transition at all ages!


Interesting! I had no idea where the bad luck superstition came from. Thanks for sharing!

Nov 13, 2009 08:10 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Steve, thanks providing the reason why Friday the 13th is suppose to be unlucky. Info I didn't know.

Nov 13, 2009 08:29 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Steve..Thank you for the Info


Nov 13, 2009 09:13 AM
Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"

I always thought it was bad because of those movies that came out on the 13th.

Nov 13, 2009 02:07 PM
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

I never knew!!!  Great factoid, can't wait to share it!! 

Nov 14, 2009 03:38 AM