Is it bad luck to be born on the Ides of March?

Is it bad luck to be born on the Ides of March?

The Ides of March were bad for Caesar, who was assassinated on that day. If the bad luck myth is genuine, an Ides of March that falls on Friday the Thirteenth would logically be extremely terrible. Fortunately, it is extremely uncommon, occurring just four times out of nearly 5,000 dates on the perpetual calendar.

The first March 15th, 44 BC, was a year in which both Julius Caesar and Mark Antony died.

The second March 15th, 19 AD, was called "Caligula's Day"; the emperor had his uncle Claudius killed on that day.

The third March 15th, 1264, was the death date of King John III of Portugal.

The fourth March 15th, 1897, was the date of the assassination of President James Garfield.

In fact, the only other possible Ides of March are September 17th and October 23rd, but they're not considered official dates because they fall on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

It is believed by some people that if the Ides of March fall on a Friday then something bad will happen, especially if it's March 13th. In order to avoid this bad luck it is recommended that people wear black on March 13th or use a black pen to mark this date in their calendars.

Why are the Ides of March bad luck?

Beware of the March ides if you wish to prevent ill luck. Julius Caesar was killed in front of the Roman senate on March 15, hence the date was bad for him. In his play about Caesar, William Shakespeare used the famous quotation "Beware the ides of March" to emphasize the incident. Today, some people still avoid this day because of its bad luck.

The Ides of March were considered very dangerous days in ancient Rome. The word "idea" means idea or thought, and these days were thought to be full of evil thoughts that could come true. People wanted to escape such thoughts by any means possible. So, they avoided parties, conversations, and anything else that might give rise to an idea concerning their fate.

In modern times, the Ides of March is also regarded as a dangerous day because it is when the Olympic games are held. In 1840, an athlete named Francesco Damilano died during one of these competitions. Since then, people have believed that the gods do not want anyone to live after this date because there will be no more life as we know it. This is why some countries do not hold military exercises on this date or include it on their lists of death dates.

Another reason people give for avoiding the Ides of March is that someone might try to kill them. A lot of famous people had their lives threatened on this day.

Is the month of March bad luck?

Superstitious individuals in the United States regard Friday the 13th as a "unlucky" day. March 15, commonly known as "The Ides of March," is another notoriously terrible day for some. The Ides of March are so unfortunate that they are frequently used as a cautionary phrase: "Beware the Ides of March."

The term "Ides of March" comes from Julius Caesar's murder on the same date during the civil wars that destroyed his noble life. The word "ides" means "days" and the phrase can be translated as "Be careful on the days of the man who was killed." Today, most people think of Caesar as a heroic figure because of his role in leading Rome to greatness, but during his time he was seen as a threat to the stability of the government.

The fear of March 13th being bad luck first appeared in the United States around 1866. At that time, three American presidents were assassinated ( Lincoln, Johnson, and Garfield). Some people believe that such tragic events cannot be undone, and thus these months should not be repeated.

Another theory is that this bad luck is due to the fact that many people were murdered on Thursday the 12th in March 1866.

Yet another explanation is that there were too many Ides of March during 1866 because July 4th was also a deadly day when many soldiers were killed in action. Then again, maybe it's just bad timing...

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Sylvia Gompf

Sylvia Gompf is an astrology, dream and horoscope reading enthusiast. She has been studying the art of astrology for over 10 years and believes that no one can predict their future better than themselves. She likes to give advice on how to make your life more fulfilling by aligning it with the stars!

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