Friday the 13th
“is considered an unlucky day in Western and Eastern superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday”. (Wikipedia)
For myself, I never considered this day to be any more unlucky than any other day. In fact, the following information just put relief to some of the tension that was rising in the middle-eastern countries.
An unexpected winter storm swept the eastern Mediterranean that includes Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Egypt. The storm, named Alexa, is expected to last from 11th December to 15th December. The storm brought with it a colder-than-usual winter draft, harsher winds and heavier snow fall, causing hardship especially to Syrian refugees staying in Jerusalem. Insulation from the cold is important, and getting that warmth might not be as easy for them, being so far away from home. But it also brought about temporary relief and enjoyment to some people as all anguish and hatred suddenly came to a halt, and everyone have fun playing in the snow, which perhaps does not fall that much usually. Here are some of the photos taken that shows that Friday the 13th, doesn’t always have to be a black Friday all the time. Credits to reporters from REUTERS: Ammar AbdullaH, Mohamed Azakir and Nour Fourat.
Free Syrian Army fighters smashing snow on their fellow fighters