Friday the 13th will happen at least once a year but can occur as many as three times a year. In 2018, it will only occur twice (April 13 and July 13).
The fear is real
Millions of people in the world, including writer Stephen King, have a fear of the number 13, which is known as “triskaidekaphobia.” People also fear Friday the 13th, which is known as “paraskevidekatriaphobia” or “friggatriskaidekaphobia,” depending on who you talk to.
Near Philadelphia is a "Friggatriskaidekaphobia" Treatment Center! The center hosts' parties centered on confronting common phobias!
Celebrities and the 13th
A number of celebrities were born on Friday the 13th including
- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
- Steve Buscemi
- Peter Tork
- Tupac Shakur died on Friday, September 13, 1996