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Why the Ides of March is considered bad luck

(CNN)If you’re searching for a story that makes you smile and fills your heart with joy, rapidly liquidate of this one and sign up for this newsletter . This story does not have delighted endings– simply misfortune.

An ides describes days that land in the middle of the month, which in months with 31 days suggests March 15. It’s referred to as the due date for settling financial obligations in Roman times and the day William Shakespeare cautioned you about.
And if you’re superstitious, do not stress, you’re not alone. About 25% of Americans consider themselves superstitious.