Some Observations on the Egyptian Calendars of Lucky and Unlucky Days

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At the present day there are many persons who believe the 13th to be the unluckiest
day of the month, and Friday the unluckiest of the week. In many places, moreover, the
29th of February in Leap Year is believed to be unpropitious. Beliefs in lucky and unlucky
days are very ancient and have a wide geographical distribution, and in Egypt we have
evidence that every day in the year was classified as good or bad, or as partly good and
partly bad. Many days in the year were the anniversaries of various events in the mythological
history of the gods, and thus acquired a happy or an unhappy reputation according
to the nature of the event commemorated.

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