Superstition times 3: 2015 calendar has 3 Friday the 13ths

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LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Get ready for superstition — times three.

Friday is the first of three Friday the 13ths this year.

Each year has at least one Friday the 13th, but there can be as many as three. 2012 was the last year with three Friday the 13ths. The next will be 2026.

It’s a quirk of the calendar that gives the superstitious three times as many reasons to avoid walking under ladders or near black cats.

But it also lets those who don’t believe in bad luck tempt fate by breaking mirrors, stepping on cracks and spilling salt.

British journalist Ellen Widdup is moving Friday while wearing a locket containing a four-leaf clover.

She never opens umbrellas indoors but says moving on Friday the 13th is a way to test her fears.

Friday the 13th will also happen in March and November later in 2015.

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