The year 2013 will arrive despite the Mayan calendar and other apocalyptic forecasts.
Those people who are inclined to believe in mysticism and superstition tend to not like the number 13, the devil’s dozen. Many hotels in the world, for example, have no 13th floor or rooms with that number. The Formula-1 race has no car number 13.
But there are no historic reasons to be afraid of the number. It was in the year 1913 that the Ukrainian artist Kazimir Malevich painted his famous Black Square.