Is Friday the 13th unlucky?, recipe contest, milkweed

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Friday, July 13, 2018

chestnut trees

Come ye into the summer woods;
There entereth no annoy;
All greenly wave the chestnut leaves,
And the earth is full of joy.

–Mary Howitt (1799–1888)

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Chicken With Roasted Bell Peppers and Rosemary
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Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
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Why Is Friday the 13th Unlucky? | Origin of Friday the 13th
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Ready for Friday the 13th? Well, November 13, 2020 is considered the lucky (or unlucky?) day. Why exactly is this day often associated with good or bad luck? What is the meaning of Friday the 13th and how did this superstition even begin? Find out—and enjoy fun freaky facts!
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