For the chocolate lovers (that includes everyone ‘cause who doesn’t love chocolate?) and the superstitious, you are in for a treat today! That’s right everyone, today is Friday the 13th and International Chocolate Day all rolled into one!
Since Roald Dahl first planted that proverbial cocoa bean in our minds we have all had the fascination and child-like aspiration to venture into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. And although that is unfortunately impossible, it doesn’t mean we can’t still indulge in a Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemellow Delight! The word chocolate found origin in language through the Spanish and was originally used by the Aztecs in sacrificial ceremonies and they used to present cocoa beans as offerings to the gods.
On the flipside of your lucky penny, today is the day that any right-minded superstitious fellow dreads. “Today is Friday the 13th “ is the phrase that replaced the usual “Good morning” today and was in return answered with a gasp. Although there are links of bad luck to the number 13 in cultures around the world with “magical thinking”, the real fear of Friday the 13th in fact originated from religion. The 13th guest at the Last Supper and the hanging of Christ on a Friday all congregated to this superstitious day that makes us break out in a cold sweat. Excluding silly beliefs it has been noted that this day has meant a $800 to $900 million loss to the U.S. due to the fact that people refuse to fly or conduct business as normal. (Source: nationalgeographic.com)
So now the question stands: Will you remain a Paraskevidekatriaphobic (a person afflicted with a morbid, irrational fear of Friday the 13th) and hide away in Willy Wonka’s Factory all day or will you brave the outdoors (with your lucky rabbit’s foot, of course!) ?
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