Friday the 13th Memes, Images and Quotes to Celebrate the Unluckiest Day of the Year

Friday the 13th has Twitter users worried as the unlucky day occurs for the second time in an unlucky year. On the first Friday the 13 in 2020 in March, the U.S. declared a national emergency concerning COVID-19, and in a year full of unprecedented events, the second Friday the 13th has some wondering what could happen next.

But why is Friday the 13th deemed to be so unlucky?

While there are vaguely biblical roots surrounding the origins of why Friday falling on the 13th of the month has become a bad omen, an important moment in the modern history of this superstition was the publication of the novel Friday, the Thirteenth written by Thomas William Lawson in 1907, which tells the story of a New York City stockbroker who plays on superstitions to create chaos on Wall Street.

But in more recent history, the day became a legend in popular culture with the 1980 horror movie Friday the 13th, which introduced the world to the legend of the hockey-mask wearing serial killer Jason.

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Jason grabs cop in a scene from the film 'Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan', 1989. Today is the second Friday the 13th of a very unlucky 2020. Stringer/Getty

Now, in an unlucky year that has seen the world face a pandemic, wildfires, and tumultuous politics, just to name a few, what do social media users think is in store this Friday the 13th?

Twitter user AuxGod said "Friday the 13th in 2020" and shared a viral TikTok of a man wearing a Jason mask from the Friday the 13th movie series running out of the woods, tripping in the road, and hitting a truck face first. The original video has been viewed 24.5 million times on TikTok, with the creator saying it was their friend dressed up for a hayride.

Friday the 13th in 2020 pic.twitter.com/Mnj1jPWM3i

— AuxGod (@TheOXGod) November 13, 2020

Twitter user @LinkedHD has felt that the past four years have been unlucky and said: "It has been Friday the 13th since 2016."

It has been Friday the 13th since 2016.

— THE ACCOUNTANT (@LinkedHD) November 13, 2020

Twitter user Samantha pointed out how a national emergency was declared on the day in March said: "Last time we had a Friday the 13th in 2020 they declared a global pandemic so anyway good luck tomorrow, you guys"

Last time we had a Friday the 13th in 2020 they declared a global pandemic so anyway good luck tomorrow, you guys

— Samantha 🇨🇦 (@ItsSamG) November 13, 2020

Dr. John Biggan has a potentially not so far-fetched idea about what today could bring, given how 2020 has gone so far and said: "Tomorrow is Friday the 13th...in 2020. Don't be surprised if murder hornets team up with COVID to start wildfires.

"This year cannot be over soon enough."

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th...in 2020. Don’t be surprised if murder hornets team up with COVID to start wild fires.

This year cannot be over soon enough.

— Dr. John Biggan (@Biggan4Congress) November 13, 2020

Nathan on Twitter said: "Tomorrow is Friday the 13th, but all year has been a horror movie...." with a photo of somebody drinking at a bar.

Tomorrow is Friday the 13th, but all year has been a horror movie.... pic.twitter.com/NK9xmVTBzj

— nathan (@868nathan) November 13, 2020

Dewayne Perkins expressed how another unlucky day is not what this year needs and said: "Not tomorrow being Friday the 13th, in 2020, in a pandemic, during election season. Girl, read the room lol."

Not tomorrow being Friday the 13th, in 2020, in a pandemic, during election season. Girl, read the room lol.

— Dewayne Perkins (@DewaynePerkins) November 12, 2020

One Twitter user was optimistic about what the day could bring, saying: "the last friday the 13th was in march so maybe we're ending a cycle," with a photo of Ariana Grande and the caption "manifesting..."

the last friday the 13th was in march so maybe we’re ending a cycle pic.twitter.com/sksxVFiTa1

— festive chaotic good (@tweeterthotiana) November 12, 2020

Melanie pointed out the spookiness of Friday the 13 occurring in Scorpio season and said: "Tomorrow morning the moon moves into Scorpio, during Scorpio season, on Friday the 13th."

Tomorrow morning the moon moves into Scorpio, during Scorpio season, on Friday the 13th. pic.twitter.com/7dAMDLGkeK

— ✨ mélanie ✨ (@earthdombaby) November 12, 2020

Another Twitter user highlighted how the day could be even unluckier in 2020 and said: "FRIDAY THE 13TH DOESN'T SCARE ME BUT KNOWING THAT IT IS FRIDAY THE 13TH OF '2020' IS A DIFF THING"

FRIDAY THE 13TH DOESN'T SCARE ME BUT KNOWING THAT IT IS FRIDAY THE 13TH OF "2020" IS A DIFF THING pic.twitter.com/jxxU6dlSwE

— ًtelle|🍑ᴮᴱ blue&grey (@KTHXC0RE) November 12, 2020

Finally, another Twitter user pointed out how this entire year has been unlucky and said: "ME REALIZING TOMORROW IS FRIDAY THE 13TH AND ALMOST EVERYDAY IN 2020 HAS BEEN/FEELS LIKE FRIDAY THE 13TH,,STAYSAFE Y'ALL"

ME REALIZING TOMORROW IS FRIDAY THE 13TH AND ALMOST EVERYDAY IN 2020 HAS BEEN/FEELS LIKE FRIDAY THE 13TH,,STAYSAFE Y'ALL pic.twitter.com/Ey9M2pPOGO

— ᴮᴱRY⟭⟬⁷ (@Mchimxn) November 12, 2020