Interesting Facts about the Days of the Week

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  1. No century starts on a Sunday
  2. Jewish New Year never falls on a Sunday
  3. Any month beginning on a Sunday will contain a Friday the 13th
  4. U.S. and Canada’s most home video and audio releases for purchases or rental occur on Tuesdays.
  5. Wedding, oath-taking, assuming office, starting business are usually avoid on Tuesdays because of natural malevolence associated with Mars
  6. For Greek, Tuesday is unlucky because it was the day of the Fall of Constantinople
  7. In the Spanish speaking world, Tuesday is unlucky neither to get married nor begin a journey
  8. In business, Tuesday is usually the most productive day
  9. Tuesday is the usual day of elections in the US
  10. Based on the Hebrew Bible, Wednesday is the day when the sun and moon were created
  11. Thursday was named after Thor, the god of thunder in Norse Mythology and Germanic paganism.
  12. It was widely believed in High schools in the US in the 60’s, that if someone wore green on Thursdays it meant that they were gay
  13. In the UK, all general elections since 1935 have been held on a Thursday
  14. Friday in Saudi Arabia is the last day of the weekend and Saturday is the first workday
  15. Friday in Israel is the first day of the weekend and Sunday is the first day of work
  16. Friday is associated with love, peace and relaxation as well as emotional intensity and quashed dreams because Friday is connected with the planet Venus
  17. Friday is considered unlucky, especially Friday the 13th and unlucky to begin a voyage
  18. In the Philippines, there is a superstitious belief that it’s bad to trim finger and toe nails on Fridays
  19. The 13th day of the month is slightly more likely to be a Friday than any other day of the week. On average, there is a Friday the 13th once every 212.35 (212 and 241/688) days.
  20. Every year has at least one and at most three Fridays the 13th, with 688 occurrences during each 400-year Gregorian cycle (146,097 days)
  21. The longest period that can occur without a Friday the 13th is fourteen months, either from July to September the following year (e.g. in 2001/2002 and 2012/13), or from August to October in a leap year (e.g. in 2027/28).
  22. Some notable occurrences on Friday the 13th: The Uruguayan Rugby team infamously crashed in the Andes mountain range on Friday the 13 October 1972
  23. The asteroid 99942 Apophis will make its close encounter on Friday, April 13, 2029
  24. UNIX time reached 1,234,567,890 decimal seconds on February 13, 2009 at 23:31:30 GMT
  25. Hurricane Charley made landfall near Port Charlotte, Florida on Friday, August 13, 2004
  26. The Black Friday bushfire in Victoria, Australia occurred on Friday, January 13, 1939
  27. Saturday is the only day of the week in which name comes from Roman mythology. The rest come from Germanic mythology.
  28. Saturday is the usual day of elections in Australia and in New Zealand. It is the only day on which elections can be held
  29. Saturday was the preferred day to hunt vampires
  30. Colors associated with the days of the week based on Thai calendar;
  • Sunday – red
  • Monday – yellow
  • Tuesday – scarlet/pink
  • Wednesday – green
  • Thursday – orange
  • Friday – blue
  • Saturday – purple

See also

Religious Significance of the Days of the Week


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