The number 13 on its own is not
an unlucky number in Greek culture. The opposite is often considered
true by many Greeks, that is that the number thirteen is considered to be
lucky. Some areas in Greece say that the number 13 represents the 12
apostles and Christ with Christ being the 13th member.
The number 13 cannot be that
unlucky as we should not forget that Greece won 13 medals in the Sydney Olympics its' best showing ever!
In most western cultures Friday
the 13th is considered an unlucky day, to Greeks this day is not considered
unlucky. Greeks who have accepted this as an unlucky day are Greeks of
the diaspora who have integrated a non-Greek superstition into their
In the Greek culture it is Tuesday the
13th of the month which is unlucky. It is the combination of the date
"Tuesday" with the number "Thirteen" that is considered
very unlucky to the Greek people.