Amazing Facts about Friday You Didn’t Know

Facts about Friday

Let’s look at some interesting people, events, and places that have a fascinating association with Friday. You might even learn something fun to tell your friends to motivate them as they slog through the workweek!

Friday is the 5th and last day of the week. The word Friday comes from Middle English “frīdæi” meaning “free day”. This is because in Medieval Europe, the Jewish Sabbath – the Day of Rest – was on Saturday and Christians would not work on Fridays instead.

Friday has been associated with bad luck, especially with regard to sailing or driving, since ancient times due to its association with bad weather. For example, “Black Friday”, which occurs around Thanksgiving each year, was once a reference to a panic among traders and retailers at the start of Great Depression when businesses closed for several days and workers were either laid-off or severely reduced.

Fascinating Facts about Friday

In the United States, Friday is considered to be the end of the workweek and may be referred to as “the weekend.”

Friday was the last day of the Mayan calendar.

Friday is also an international holiday commemorating Saint Patrick’s Day.

“Friday” or “Fry-day” is a colloquial English term for lunch.

Friday is the sixth and last day of the workweek in most English-speaking countries, including Canada and the United States.

In Roman Catholic tradition, Friday is named after the Roman god of war and death, Mars.

In Muslim tradition, Friday is named after Jumu’ah – or “the gathering” – which is the prayer that takes place on Fridays during Ramadan.

The word “friday” comes from an Old English word meaning “day of peace” and since it falls halfway between Wednesday and Saturday, many believed it was a day free from war or strife – hence its name!

Friday the 13th is a superstitious day. In France it is called “le vendredi treize”. In Italy, it is called “Venerdi 13”.

In the UK, Friday the 13th is called “Friday the Thirteenth” and in German it’s “Freitag der Dritte” or “Fritz Freitag”.

In Latin America, Friday the 13th is called “Martes de los Trece”.

Friday is the day of the week when people are most likely to celebrate parties.

The word Friday comes from an old English word meaning “Freya’s day.” This name may have come from Norse mythology, where Frigg was the goddess of love and beauty and known as Freya.

Friday is the sixth day of the week.

It was named after Frigg, Norse goddess of love and fertility.

According to a study, Friday is the second most popular day for people to have a drink, with Thursday being first.

Friday is also considered as an unlucky day in Islamic culture.

 The day before the weekend, Friday is named after the Norse god of war and peace.

Friday is a day of rest and relaxation. It’s a chance to slow down, reflect, and regroup from the hectic pace of the workweek. We spend time with colleagues or loved ones. We recharge our batteries for the challenges ahead on Monday morning. Friday is also a holiday from some work obligations, such as jury duty or paying taxes.

A lot of people celebrate Friday by wearing something red – often their favorite shirt, tie, sweater, socks – to signify that they are happy that it’s Friday or they may have even had a good week.

There are many things that people may not know about Friday the 13th.

Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day. This superstition is called paraskevidekatriaphobia and it’s linked to Christianity.

 The name Friday can be translated into Sanskrit to mean priya, or “wife.” In Danish and Norweigian, we get fri, or “to propose for marriage.” The Dutch even translate it as vrijen, or “to make love.”Hm, maybe we should reserve Fridays for date nights and wedding ceremonies!

Friday the 13th has been considered an unlucky day for centuries and there are many theories as to why this may be so. One of the theories is that Jesus and his 12 disciples were betrayed and crucified on a Friday, so people tarted associating Fridays with bad luck as well as those who betrayed him.

Friday is for Rest. In Islam, Friday is a day to take off for rest. And in Judaism, the Sabbath is the day of rest which begins on Friday at Sundown.

Fear of Friday the 13th is actual term – did you know? The scientific term for the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia.

Black Sabbath Debuted on Friday the 13th

Also see facts about Wednesday