If you were to ask me, Thursdays are one of the most under appreciated days of the week. You’re more than halfway through the work week and you’re so close to Friday you can almost taste it.
So why doesn’t Thursday get all the love it deserves? It probably because it’s just that…Thursday. There are rarely interesting happenings that take place on Thursdays, so it tends to fall to the wayside and almost go unnoticed among the other exciting days of the week.
What do you say? Think we should show it some more love?
Here are some interesting facts about Thursdays:
- In countries that use the Sunday-first convention, Thursday is defined as the fifth day of the week.
- The name is derived from Old English Þūnresdæg and Middle English Thuresday meaning “Thor’s Day.”
- The astrological and astronomical sign of the planet Jupiter is sometimes used to represent Thursday.
- In the Christian tradition, Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter — the day on which the Last Supper occurred. Also known as Sheer Thursday in the United Kingdom, it is traditionally a day of cleaning and giving out Maundy money there.
- In the Eastern Orthodox Church, Thursdays are dedicated to the Apostles and Saint Nicholas.
- In Buddhist Thailand Thursday is considered the “Teacher’s Day”, and it is believed that one should begin one’s education on this auspicious day. Thai students still pay homages to their teachers in specific ceremony always held on a selected Thursday. And graduation day in Thai universities, which can vary depending on each university, almost always will be held on a Thursday.
- In the Thai solar calendar, the colour associated with Thursday is orange.
- In the USSR of the 1970s and 1980s Thursday was the “Fish Day”, when the nation’s foodservice establishments were supposed to serve fish (rather than meat) dishes.
- In some high schools in the United States during the 1950s and the 1960s, it was believed that if someone wore green on Thursdays, it meant that he or she was gay.
What do Thursdays mean to you?