It's Friday the 13th today! Are you scared of crossing paths with a black cat or perhaps stepping under a latter? Whether you suffer from paraskavedekatriaphobia, the fear of Friday the 13th, or you're just a little superstitious, you've probably heard many of the common fears. But, have you heard of these 3 food-related myths?Â The Last Supper: Most fears of this date are related to mythology and Christian ideology. 13 guests attended the last supper, which was followed by Jesus' crucifixion, which by some accounts occurred on Friday the 13th. Additionally, Judas, Jesus' betrayer, was the 13th guest.
Dinner Parties: Many hosts will avoid a party of 13 guests. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt never gave dinner parties for 13 guests. (Washington Post) and in France, socialities even make themselves available as supplementary guests to dinner parties in danger of this dubious head count. Theya re known as "quatorziens" or "fourteenths." (Huffington Post)
Spilling Salt: Not just on Friday the 13th, spilling salt is considered bad luck. Many superstitious spillers counter the faux-pas with a toss of salt over the shoulder to "keep the devil away."
Do you have any food-related superstitions?