The first Friday the 13th, in this new year, happens this Friday! It's an event that happens periodically. In some years, there can be as many as three Friday the 13ths. If you are keeping track, that was the case in 2009, 2012 and 2015. The next year we'll have to worry about three of these fateful days will be in 2026. Yeah!

This year, thankfully, we only have to deal with two. This coming Friday and one in October.

Superstitions abound about this date. Here are a couple you might find interesting.

If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, someone in your family will die.

If a funeral procession passes you on Friday the 13th, you will be the next to die.

There are a lot more myths surrounding the date Friday the 13th, and this week we'll be passing them along,  So, check back often.