Reasons why Thursday is my favorite day…

  • It comes RIGHT before Friday.
  • You still have the WHOLE weekend ahead of you.
  • Friends (one of my favorite shows ever) used to air on Thursday night.
  • You’re past the hump of the week.
  • It sounds pretty when you say it.

Other facts about Thursday?

  • The contemporary name comes from the Old English, “Thunor’s (or Thor’s) Day,” which was derived from the Proto-Germanic god Thunaraz, god of thunder.
  • In Romance languages, the day is named after the Roman god, Jupiter, who was the god of sky and thunder (Italian – giovedi; Spanish – jueves; French – jeudi).
  • In Portuguese, while also a Romance language, it is “quint-feira” which means “fifth day of liturgical celebration” because it was not allowed to consecrate days to pagan gods.

And the last random tid-bit…

  • In high schools in the United States during the 1960s, it was widely believed that if someone wore green on Thursdays, it meant they were gay.

Umm…seriously?  Lol.  Oh well.  HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE! 🙂

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  1. Nice Portuguese addition 😉 I already knew the word for Thursday in Portuguese… but never realized WHY they named their days that way. Basically, the literal translation goes: Sunday, 2nd Day, 3rd Day, 4th Day, 5th Day, 6th Day. How lame! (Oh, but don’t tell B I said that)

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