Days Of Bears And Fears

Wednesday October the 11th is Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work Or School Day. Observed on the second Wednesday in October, this curious day is a day to celebrate the importance of teddy bears in our lives. Will you be bringing a teddy bear to work or school on Wednesday?

As I work from home I don’t have to worry about being stared at if I bring a teddy bear to work. In fact my home is already filled with panda bears so it’s business as usual here! Sometimes I like to have a break from the computer so instead of taking a panda bear on my break I thought I would take one of my rare teddy bears for an outing. Here is Ursa, named for the Latin word for bear, enjoying Bring Your Teddy Bear On Your Break From Work Day.

Ursa loves riding camels. Coffee after camels. The music of the night.

And what did my panda bears get up to while I was away? Well they were getting ready for
Friday the 13th, one of their favourite days of the year. This will be the last Friday the 13th for 2017.


Happy Friday the 13th!

A fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia.
The name is a combination of Frigga, the Norse Goddess for Friday, with triskaidekaphobia, the Greek word for the fear of the number 13. Triskaidekaphobia combines the words tris meaning 3, kai meaning and, deka meaning 10 with phobia meaning fear.
An alternate term, paraskevidekatriaphobia, was used by an American psychotherapist in the 1990s. It is a Greek word combining paraskevi meaning Friday with dekatria meaning 13 also ending with phobia for fear.
As I don’t like Goddesses being replaced, I’ll continue using the term friggatriskaidekaphobia!

To find out more about Friday the 13th, check out my previous posts: Friday On My Mind / Bad Moon On The Rise and Deathly Delights For Friday the 13th 🙂


  1. I never knew about Bring a Teddy Bear to Work day! I do love teddy bears and have a few. I even have one that looks sort of like Ursa. (Not sure if I would bring one to work though!) Looking forward to Friday the 13th, my lucky day 🙂

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    1. Lol – I would be hesitant to bring one to work too. I already get weird looks when I bring out a stuffed toy for photographs 🙂 I love that you have a teddy bear that resembles Ursa.
      Can’t wait for Friday the 13th and Halloween!

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  2. I rarely travel any where without a Panda. (Stuffie) Because you never know when a Miracle might happen and if that Miracle might require a translator. It is just common sense. Like an umbrella on a rainy day or taxi money if on a group outing. Love you bunches and bunches vsomethingspeaks 💖 🐼 🌸.

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