According to numerologists, November 11th is the happiest day of the year because it doubles the "master number" of 11. If you believe in numerology, this signifies that the day is ripe for wish-granting, especially when the clock reads 11:11. Unfortunately, no one seems to have confirmed or denied this theory, and considering the widespread belief in magic numbers, we can't say for sure if this really is the most happy day of the year.
The idea behind Master Number Day is that since 11 is a master number, multiplying it by itself yields 22, which is considered a very good luck number. Thus, the question is, why not make a wish on this day? Most people do just that, so it must be pretty effective if it's done around other Master Number Days too.
In addition to double-checking the date, you should also make sure you're standing in front of a mirror when you make your wish. Numerologists claim that seeing yourself smile will help bring your dream come true, so take a picture of yourself smiling if you can't be seen by anyone else.
They also recommend making your wish at midnight because that's when you have highest chance of success. However, this isn't necessary; any time before you go to sleep will do.
Finally, they suggest saying your wish out loud.
Friday the 13th is considered unlucky in Western tradition. It happens when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which happens at least once a year but may happen up to three times in a single year. Because of this, many people will not want to fly the flag or wear anything red on Friday the 13th.
The term "black cat" appears in many folktales around the world. In some versions of these tales, if you do something bad then a black cat will come and scratch you on the neck. This is thought to be an omen that something bad will happen to you. But if you tell someone about the black cat then it won't happen.
In Europe, Africa, and Asia, people believe that if you say "evil" three times into a mirror, an evil spirit will come out of it. They also believe that if you walk through a cemetery, then you will meet your future wife or husband.
In the United States, Canada, and Australia, a different myth exists. If you look into a mirror and say "evil" five times, then someone close to you will die. People think that because there are 13 months in a year so saying "evil" five times makes no sense at all.
Some New Age enthusiasts associate 11:11 with chance or coincidence in numerology. It exemplifies synchronicity. Those who see 11:11 on a clock, for example, frequently interpret it as an auspicious omen or an indication of a spirit presence.
In Judaism, the number eleven is considered dangerous by some Jewish law authorities because it is divisible by both one and eleven. These authorities claim that since any product containing eleven will eventually contain twelve (1+2=3), someone who finds themselves sharing a house with an individual who constantly sees numbers like this will be driven out of the house.
In Christianity, the number eleven is important in several aspects of Christian living. In Judaism and Islam, it has no significance.
You can make a wish if you glance at a clock at exactly 11:11 and have not checked the time since before 11:00. Look away from the clock as soon as your desire is realized. If you observe the time shift to 11:12, your wish will not come true. Your desire will not come true if you miss 11:13. Also, if you look at the clock at any other time during the minute, your wish will come true.
This myth actually has its roots in an old superstition called "chimney sweeping." It was believed that if you made a wish as you swept your house's chimney, it would be granted because all of the bad things up until then had been swept away. But today's scientists know that the things that go up the chimney cannot come down again, so making a wish at this moment in time would be pointless.
The first thing you should know about this myth is that it only applies in Europe and America. In Asia, it is not common practice to make a wish at midnight on New Year's Eve. In Europe and North America, when someone asks you if you are going to make a wish at midnight on New Year's Eve, they are asking if you are going to try to get something you want for yourself.
In England, France, and Germany, if you ask this question, the normal answer is no.