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Only Friday the 13th that fall in October count!
The superstition has to with the dissolution of the Knight’s Templar.
And that happened on Friday, October 13, 1307.
This is April, NOT October, so Friday the 13th does NOT COUNT.
Repeat, does NOT count.
It is, however, the Sinhala New Year in U.S./Canada.
Why? Because Sri Lanka time is 10.5 hours behind Sri Lanka time — and YOU read that right. It is 10 hours and 30 minutes. Yes, 30 minutes. The British did the Sri Lankan’s a great favor. By making it +5.5 hours GMT they get sunrise and sunset, most days, pretty damn close to 6am/6pm.
Sinhala New Year, in 2018, as it does most years falls on April 14 — in Sri Lanka.
But, the 10.5 time difference means that it will start on Friday, April 13, in the U.S./Canada.
On average we get a Friday the 13th every 212 days.
The next Friday the 13th in October will be in 2023.