Friday the 13th

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Friday the 13th

regarded as unlucky day. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
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This September sees a Friday, 13th looming and the irrational fear of the combined date is known as friggatriskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia.
Dossey, an American psychotherapist, from the Stress Management Center-Phobia Institute in Ashville, North Carolina, came up with a term - "paraskevidekatriaphobia." 
He had various obsessions developing a real phobia for number 13 and Friday (he suffered from "triskaidekaphobia," and "paraskevidekatriaphobia," from the Greek Paraskevi ("Friday") and dekatreis ("thirteen").
Washington, Apr 8 ( ANI ): Friday the 13th is the only day people suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia, which is the morbid, irrational fear of the date, according to a new study.
Paraskevidekatriaphobia - a morbid fear of Friday 13, the person fears they will experience bad luck.
SOMEONE told me yesterday paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th but I could have sworn it's a Greek striker.
(http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/01/13/fear-of-friday-the-13th-paraskevidekatriaphobia-and-other-unpronounceable-phobias/) Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the official name of people who have a phobia of the day, while triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13.
# Paraskevidekatriaphobia is fear of Friday the 13th and tiskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.
In fact, Friday the 13th is such a terrifying day for some people that a term has been coined for the intense fear of the day: "(http://www.friggatriskaidekaphobia.com/) friggatriskaidekaphobia " or "(http://www.skepdic.com/paraskevidekatriaphobia.html) paraskevidekatriaphobia ." Attempt to say those terms 13 times fast.