Superstitions abound on this day; the dreaded Friday the 13th. Visions of black cats crossing your path, walking under open ladders, seeing the triple digits 666; all seemingly never good to encounter.
Some people live in fear of Friday the 13th. They’ll have to get through May 13 the best they can this year, but they can rest easy knowing they won’t have to face another Friday the 13th until 2017.
May 13 is the only appearance of Friday the 13th this year. That’s great news for those who suffer from Friggatriskaidekaphobia, the scientific name for a fear of the storied date. Last year, we suffered through three Fridays that fell on the 13th. Luckily, we’ll have plenty of time to prepare for the next appearance of the date, in January 2017.
However, let’s combat this frightful day with 7 good luck foods to wash the bad joo joo right out of your hair and satisfy the tummy in return.
Here are the phenomenal 7 to help lead the way…
Fish are believed to be lucky because their scales resemble coins, and they swim in schools which invoke the idea of abundance. Suggestion for good luck:
Ring shaped cakes—sometimes with trinkets baked inside—are a symbol of coming full circle. Indulge a little with this delicious chocolate recipe.
Pigs are a lucky symbol because they root forward, and are rotund. Why not try something more southern and slow cooked?
Supposedly greens and green vegetables are eaten because they resemble money and we have to keep our money safe, after all. Try an Italian twist:
Beans, like greens, resemble money; more specifically, they symbolize coins. Whether you choose black beans, lentils, or black-eyes peas, healthy fiber-filled beans will help soak up and banish bad luck. Start your feast with the following:
Noodles are symbols of long life, and grains like rice, quinoa, and barley stand for abundance. Slurp the noodles whole for even more good luck. Suggestion:
Mexicans pop berries for good luck. Other popular fruits to eat include pomegranates, with its many seeds standing in for prosperity, and figs, which are a symbol of fertility.
Pick your favorite one or all!