Updated 06 January 2003, 10.54
Aarghh! It's Friday, the 13th!
Supposedly the unluckiest day of the year. But that rather depends if you believe in luck.
Are you superstitious? Do you freak at the sign of a black cat, cry over spilt milk and throw salt over your shoulder?
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I am pretty superstitious because every time I see a magpie on its own I have to salute it and say morning captain to bring me good luck.
Charlotte, 11, Stevenage
My brother was taken to hospital today because he nearly broke his leg and he is on crutches and we r going on holiday tomorrow!!! Freaky or what?
Sophie, 12, Bristol
I am not very superstitious because my friend has a black cat called candy it is cute! But today is Friday the 13th and nothing has happened!
Becky, 12, Hull
I'm not superstitious. All the things that happen to people are probably just coincidence. All my friends don't like doing anything out of the ordinary on 13th, but I'm not really bothered.
Charlotte, 14, Manchester
Usually I'm not that superstitious, I believe in horoscopes and things like that. Friday 13th however makes me paranoid and today I kept constantly saying "stupid Friday 13th".
Francesca, 13, London
I am rather superstitious, I try to avoid walking under ladders and don't really like Friday the 13th, but other than that I'm OK.
Sarah, 11, Stockport
I think that people who are superstitious are just stupid and are weird! I don't think that if you walk under a ladder or break a mirror you'll get bad luck!!! It's rubbish!!
Lyndsay, 14, Glasgow
It was kind of scary, because in school we had a power cut, and loads of the corridors were really dark. I'm sort of superstitious, but I don't think of it in a bad way. We couldn't have a lesson, because it was too dark, the class had to go and sit in the library. Most people were bored but me and my friends went to the corner and read loads of strange books about palmistry and horoscopes and that kinda stuff.
Sarah, 13, Bournemouth
I had loads of bad luck today! I got a really bad headache, fell of my bed and got scratched by a cat - it was black as well. I hate Friday the 13th!!
Jess, 10, March
I'm quite superstitious, and believe that Friday 13th is unlucky, but I don't throw salt over my shoulders. Loads of unlucky things happen to me on Friday 13th!
Anna, 13, Southend
I hadn't realized it was Friday 13th and I asked out a boy I fancied and he said no and I thought my English didn't have to be in until Tuesday when it was actually today. My friend said it was coz it was Friday 13th and then I realised and just thought "AHRR!"
Louisa, 11, Crawley
I don't believe in any of it, I haven't had any bad luck today, and as for black cats it's said they are lucky and unlucky depending on what you believe so that's really stupid!
I think Friday the 13th is stupid today in rugby I scored two tries and we won.
Michael, 11, Toton
I don't believe in Friday the 13th it's just a number that people hate. Everyone says they have bad luck but it probably wasn't that bad.
Heather, 12, Birmingham
I don't believe in it. Bad things only happen when you think they will cos they are more likely to happen.
Viki, 14, Buckinghamshire
On Friday 13th, I get SO MUCH BAD LUCK!!! Today I forgot my money for school! I lost in a game, BADLY!!! People left me out... BUT, if you don't realise it's Friday 13th,you probably won't get BAD LUCK! I thought of it! Maybe that's what happened!!!
I'm not usually, but today in technology, someone stole some wire from me, I burnt myself with a soldering iron, there was no tap for me to rinse my hand under so I had to rush all the way through school looking for a tap. When I got back, someone had taken all my solder and my soldering iron. And on top of that, I had a detention in French and didn't get to have a drink or sit down to eat my lunch, in fact, just as I was about to sit down, the bell went! I think next Friday the 13th, I'll just stay at home in bed!
Leah, 13, Reading
I'm not superstitious but i have heard that if a black cat crosses your path on Friday 13th it means good luck, unlike the rest of the year!
Charlotte, 14, Wakefield
Hollywood has blown Friday 13th out of proportion. I think it's stupid!!
Katie, 13, Billericay
I'm totally not superstitious. Although Friday the 13 does freak me out a bit!
Kirsty, 13, Bolton
I was never superstitious but I am now! This week has been terrible. I cut myself on Monday, broke my bag on Tuesday, got bullied on Wednesday (which isn't funny) and today I fell over at the zebra crossing, fell in the road and had to get up quick or id be run over!
Lora, 12, Kent
Yeah of course I believe in bad luck it always happens!
Nareen, 13, Bedford
Not that superstitious, but I did have an evil maths test today aaaaarrrrrrrrggghhh :-(
Ffion, 13, Suffolk
I'm not normally superstitious like black cats and that, but I never walk under ladders... and I'm in a panto and it's being filmed tonight (13th) for a video... I'm convinced something is going to go wrong!!
Gemma, 12, Maidenhead
I've already smashed a mirror and done other 'unlucky' things today so I'm the opposite of superstitious.
Georgina, 12, Kent
I believe that if you smash a mirror you get seven years bad luck.
Elanor, 12, Loughborough
I am a bit superstitious, but I don't let it take over my life. I believe in saying white rabbit instead of 'good luck' and black cats and white cats.
Hannah, 12, Lancaster
No way! I would never want to have salt in my eye, because someone near me had thrown it! And for your info, black cats are CUTE!
Clazzaroo, 14, Peterborough
I am because today, at school, one of my friends dropped a test tube which nearly smashed on my toe, me and another friend got told off, and my best friend got someone else's chewing gum stuck on her bag! Don't tell me that's just a coincidence!
Sophie, 12, Leicester
I don't believe in Friday the 13th at all.
Karen, 16, Wokingham
I am quite superstitious. Whenever I see a Royal Mail van, I touch something red. I don't think I have thrown salt over my shoulder before, my brother has though.
Stephen, 12, Cumbernauld
I believe in most superstitions, but I don't believe that Friday 13th is unlucky. My mum's birthday is on the 13th and it sometimes falls on a Friday, and nothing abnormal happens!!
Elizabeth, 13, Isle of Wight
Superstition is silly. I'm not very superstitious.
Ben, 10, Leigh
I freak out on Friday, the 13th especially when I see a black cat going about the street!!
Heather, 11, Renfrewshire
I'm superstitious, I became ill yesterday and I am ill on Friday, 13th
Harriet, 12, Wolverhampton
I'm not that superstitious, but I do throw salt over my shoulder, but I don't know what it's for.
Shauna, 11, Bangor
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