Friday the 13th: Superstitions at Sea
A life of danger and uncertainty has seafarers observing a strict set of rules steeped in myth and superstition.
Many sea going beliefs are based on the Bible, for example, Friday is the worst day to set out to sea.
Most sources credit that to the belief that Christ was crucified on a Friday.
Similarly, Sunday is the best day to begin a voyage, because Christ’s resurrection on that day is seen as a good omen. Thus the old adage, ‘Sunday sail, never fail...’
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