13 good things about #13!
13 is a prime number, which means it cannot be divided by any number other than itself. Hence, symbolizes qualities of incorruptible nature and purity.
13 is the period of change or transition for every girl or boy. It is the age when children officially become teenagers.
The US flag has 13 stripes, that represent the union of 13 colonies to fight the British rule, later these 13 colonies became the first thirteen states of United States of America.
The ladder to eternity has thirteen steps, on reaching the 13th step, it is assumed that your soul attains spiritual completion.
In Christianity, the celebration of the Epiphany takes place the thirteenth day after the nativity of Jesus. The number 13 is called theophanicus for this reason.
There are 13 principles of Jewish faith according to Maimonides.
In ancient Greece, Zeus is considered as the thirteenth and the most powerful god. This thirteenth god seems to be associated with totality, completion and attainment.
The Thai New Year (Songkran Day) is celebrated on the 13th April. It is considered to be a day of washing away all the bad omens, by splashing water on people, friends and relatives.
In Hindu mythology, Maha Shivratri is celebrated on the thirteenth night of the Maagha month, which is very sacred and a holy night for all the Shiva devotees.
In the sacred book of the Sikhs, the "Guru Granth Sahib", the word "Waheguru" which means eternal guru appears 13 times.
In one of the most powerful civilizations of history, the people decided to have 13 days in a week as they considered 13 to be an extremely lucky number. Each day was ruled by one god. And the god who ruled the thirteenth day was associated with mystery, psyche and magic.
All born on the thirteenth of the month:
Thomas Jefferson, (April 13, 1743), one of the founding fathers and third President of the United States; Milton Hershey, founder of the Hershey Chocolate company (Sept 13, 1857); Stevie Wonder, (May 13, 1950), singer-songwriter.
Dan Marino, quarterback for the Miami Dolphins - wore the number 13 all of his NFL career. He is considered to be one of the best NFL players ever.