Facts about Thursday
Thursday is the fourth day of the week, falling between Wednesday and Friday. It is the fourth day of the week, according to the ISO 8601 international standard. It is the fifth day of the week in countries that follow the “Sunday-first” convention.
Thursday is derived from the Old English nresdg and the Middle English Thuresday (with loss of -n-, first in northern dialects, from the influence of Old Norse orsdagr) meaning “Thor’s Day,” after Thor, the Norse God of Thunder and Odin’s son.
A year has 52 Thursdays on average.
Because the possessive case of Jupiter in Latin was either “lovis” or “jovis,” most languages derived from Latin reflect this in their naming of Thursday, such as the Spanish “jueves,” the French “jeudi,” or the Italian “giovedi.”
Years that begin on a Thursday typically contain 53 Thursdays.
Thursday is frequently abbreviated to Th or Thu in the Judeo-Christian liturgical calendar.
To have 53 Thursdays, leap years must have a Thursday in the first two days of the year.
Thursday is known as “Guruvara” in most Indian languages, with vara meaning “day” and “guru” being the style for Brhaspati, who is a guru to the gods and the regent of the planet Jupiter.
The Christian feast of the Ascension is always celebrated on a Thursday.
Because Jupiter is the Roman equivalent of Thor, Thursday was given the Latin name “lovis Dies,” which translates as “Jupiter’s Day.”
Thursday was designated as Fish Day in the former Soviet Union.
Maundy Thursday, also known as Holy Thursday in Christianity, is the Thursday before Easter and commemorates the Last Supper.
The color orange is associated with Thursday in the Thai Solar Calendar.
Thursday is sometimes represented by Jupiter’s astrological and astronomical sign.
Leonardo da Vinci, best known for the Mona Lisa and as the Renaissance’s poster boy, was born on April 15th, 1452.
Thursdays were off for Estonians, who referred to their evenings as “evenings of Tooru.”
On June 20, 1782, the United States of America chose the Bald Eagle as their national animal. This historic event, like the Declaration of Independence, occurred on a Thursday.
Thursday is the name of an American six-piece post-hardcore rock band that formed in 1997.
Wearing green on a Thursday in some American high schools during the 1950s and 1960s led to people thinking you were gay.
Elections in the United Kingdom are always held on a Thursday. This may appear strange, especially since there is no specific reason for it other than tradition. The final U.K. The last contested election that did not take place on a Thursday was in 1931, when everyone voted on a Tuesday.
Thursday is considered “Teacher’s Day” in Buddhist Thailand, and it is believed that a person should begin their education on a Thursday.
In Australia, most film premieres take place on Thursdays.