So it’s Friday the 13th, how many of you have been dreading this day? I, myself don’t mind Friday 13th, (probably because my birth date is the 13th!) Paraskevidekatriaphobia or Friggatriskaidekaphobia is the official name for the phobia of Friday 13th. Fears surrounding the superstition are also surprisingly common, in fact new data reveals that 49 million Brits dread the date. The history and origins of Friday 13th fears are widely debated, however, two examples are consistently referenced.