Is Friday the 13th just another day to you? Or do you perhaps take particular care during the course of the day?

The amount of people out there who do believe that there is something to Friday the 13th means that the less superstitious amongst us can take advantage. Interestingly, there is actually a lower likelihood and severity of accidents on the day as people exercise a greater degree of caution. 

Travel

Flights that are outside of the peak season on Friday the 13th can be cheaper than average. Kayak, the flight booking site shows that Friday the 13th flights in 2017 were 8% less than the average. The destinations that show the biggest discounts on the day are Auckland with a 47% saving, Las Palmas at 42% and Belfast at 41%. 

Property

It's more likely that a property numbered 13 will be cheaper than average, however, they are more difficult to find as only 28% of streets have a number 13. The properties or flats numbered 13 are on average 3% cheaper according to Zoopla. Research by the same firm showed that nearly a third of UK buyers would not buy a home with the dreaded number on the front door.

Investments

The "sell in May and go away" saying is one example of superstition in the investment world. Adrian Ash of BullionVault says that there was 45% less trading volume on Fridays that fell on the 13th in 2015 compared to their surrounding Fridays.

Weddings

The average wedding costs £27,161, which you could reduce if you decide to get married on Friday the 13th, with some venues offering discounts due to the lower interest in the day.

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