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This Friday The 13th Is Even Rarer (And Spookier) Than We Realized

By Kelly Bauer | October 13, 2017 10:32am | Updated on October 13, 2017 12:08pm
A "Friday the 13th" Lunch Box.
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DOWNTOWN — This Friday 13th is a little spookier than usual.

That's because it's falling in October — a relatively rare collision between the spookiest month of the year and the superstitious date. This is the first Friday the 13th to occur in October this decade.

And the next October to get a Friday the 13th won't happen until 2023 — a full six years from now.

Outside of October, Friday the 13ths themselves aren't that uncommon: There are 20 of them occurring this decade, according to The Know. They can happen up to three times per year and occur at least once.

But they can feel a little more significant this month since October is the month of Halloween, and the dates for Friday the 13th and Halloween — Oct. 31 — are transposed, as The Know noted.

Trying to get in the spirit? The horror movie flick "Friday the 13th" is playing at Northerly Island for free on Friday night. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Northerly Island Visitors Center, 1521 S. Linn White Drive.

And tattoo parlors from around the city are offering discounted, Friday the 13th-themed tattoos for the day.