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8 Ways To Make The Most Of This Friday the 13th

This year we have a Friday the 13th the same month as Halloween! That sounds pretty lucky if you ask me. With the two days falling so close together it makes Friday the 13th the perfect time for a pre-Halloween Halloween. 800 million dollars are lost from the economy each Friday the 13th as superstitious people stay home. With so many people staying at home that makes it the perfect time to go out! Here are a few ways to celebrate Friday the 13th, especially when it lands so close to Halloween.

Go to a Corn Maze

Friday the 13th in October? That’s the perfect time to get in those spooky Halloween events before the big day. Start off by visiting a local corn maze! You’re sure to get a scream and if you’re lucky you might find yourself lost in the maze. Or are you unlucky if that happens?

Go on a Ghost Tour

Find yourself a local ghost tour. These are more theater than actual fright but they’re fun and doing it on the most unlucky of days means you’re sure to get a little bit more than you bargainedfor. Check local Facebook groups to find a ghost tour in your area.

Visit Local Haunted Places

Every town has at least one place that is said to be haunted. It might be a playground or a spooky old library. Whatever it is, an October Friday the 13th is the perfect time to visit them. You just have to decide if seeing a ghost is lucky or unlucky.  I am lucky enough to live near the quaint little town of Cassadaga, FL, the “Spiritualist Capital of the World.”  The town is home to the Cassadaga Hotel which has long been rumored to be haunted.  The last time I was there, a group of friends and I tried to do a photo in the lobby and only one of us could get out photo to turn out.  This of course was very odd becuase we take photos all the time but nonetheless we had a great time and it was a fun experience.

Have a Party

If you’re looking for a date to have a Halloween party on that isn’t Halloween itself Friday the 13th is the perfect date. This is true no matter when Friday the 13th falls. Turn Friday the 13th into a second Halloween!

Buy a Lottery Ticket
For most people, 13 is an incredibly unlucky number and for that reason, many people skip buying a lottery ticket on that day. This actually improves the odds of you winning! So go out and buy a lottery ticket on Friday the 13th, who knows, it might be your lucky day.

Adopt a Black Cat

While we’re on the topic of doing things that are considered incredibly unlucky. This is a great time to adopt a black cat from a local shelter. Black cats are often the most difficult to rehome, along with elderly cats and those with illnesses and disabilities. Turn what might be an unlucky day into a very lucky one for a black cat by giving them a forever home. Just remember that adopting pets is a very serious commitment.

Friday the 13th Playlist

Add a little variety to your commute with a Friday the 13th themed music playlist. There are a number of songs with Friday the 13th in them. Or you could go the superstition route and go with songs about black cats, magic, and of course Stevie Wonder’s Superstition. Alternatively, you could go for songs with the word luck or lucky in the title. Finally, you could combine all of these ideas for a massive list with a whole lot of variety to it.

Watch Friday the 13th

The most obvious way to celebrate Friday the 13th is, of course, to watch the Friday the 13th movies. Right now there are 12 movies. Some of which are better than others, but we won’t get into that. There was also a television series in the late 80s. In print form, you can find Friday the 13th in comic book or novel form. And there are two very different video games based on the movies. So no matter what kind of media you enjoy, you can find it there.  As for me, I’m a huge fan of the movies and love to watch them as often as possible.   ‌

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  1. Yay for Friday the 13th! I’m not doing that much–going to Target! Nothing too spooky–well, I guess it does get spooky when I see the total of what I spent.

  2. Jen Walker says:

    I’ve come across shelters that will not adopt out black cats on Friday the 13th or on Halloween because they are concerned a disturbed person might hurt them. I’m dealing with wild fires all around me so we can’t go out, but today we’re getting some of the most positive news we’ve heard all week, at least in my area.

  3. You guys have all the fun during Halloween! We don’t celebrate it here but I still like it as a holiday!

  4. Claudia Krusch says:

    I have been looking for a ghost tour near me to go on. I think it would be so much fun to do.

  5. I want to go on a ghost tour. We have some near me and I’m not that far from Salem MA, but I wouldn’t go there on Friday the 13th.

  6. I genuinely never even noticed that there was a Friday the 13th yesterday, lol! A ghost tour sounds like a super thing to do though. 🙂

  7. I want to visit local haunted houses. It gives me the creeps! It makes it extra special since the date is Friday the 13th!

  8. These are some awesome things to do a Friday 13th I have to admit we didn’t do anything really though I did have a hospital appointment.

  9. i love these ideas! it would have been a perfect day to do some halloween festivities. we didn’t end up doing anything special to commemorate the day, but maybe next time!

  10. ghost tours are always fun and watching scary movies! went to NOLA and did the cemetery tour and i had a blast!

  11. SO FUN! I definitely took advantage of a few of these this year!

    Sondra xx

  12. These tips are great. I love your post and I had so much fun for this year’s Friday the 13th. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Wow! I sure missed out on a lot of things! Adopting a black cat would’ve been fun! 🙂

  14. I forgot all about Friday the 13th! Lol shows how often I check the date! But slasher movies are always a good idea!

  15. Andrea says:

    I love Friday the 13th! I have a black cat and totally feel like it is a luck day for the both of us! I stayed home and relaxed with him. I celebrate his day as I say it is.

  16. Hannah Marie says:

    These cool activities are worthy to try. Especially adopting a black cat. Here in my country black ones are often stray cats because of the stigma linked to them. Poor cats.”

  17. Cristina Leau says:

    I just love black cats. I do have a cat, it’s not black, but I ave to admit that she choosed me and not the other way around.

  18. watching Friday The 13th on Friday the 13th is a MUST!!
    I love this list. so fun to read and apply!

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