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I love Sydney coffee mornings for the great conversations. It being Friday the 13th the natural question was:
Is being unusual lucky or unlucky?
A Friday occurring on the 13th day of any month is considered to be a day of bad luck in English, German, Polish and Portuguese-speaking cultures around the globe. Similar superstitions exist in some other traditions. In Greece or Spain, for example, Tuesday the 13th takes the same role.
And as for black cats:
Some countries, such as Britain, believe it is lucky to see a black cat. An alleged cause for this would be that Emperor Napoleon saw a black cat just before he lost a battle against the British. This would explain the cat being seen as a bad sign in Italy and Bermuda (and Continental Europe) and as a good one in Great Britain.
In China “may you live in interesting times” is a curse.
Interesting and unusual- I say bring it on! May this Friday the 13th bring you luck and interesting adventures.
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