11.15.2023 | Wednesday

thursday 13: things about thursday

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In keeping with last week’s Thursday 13 on the number 13, this week I’m exploring all things Thursday.

  1. The etymology of Thursday… it is derived from the Old English thursdæg, which in turn is derived from Old Norse thōrsdagr, meaning “Thor’s Day.”
  2. However, in most Romance languages, it is named after the Roman god Jupiter, the god of sky and thunder.
  3. Thursday is significant in the world of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. The Earth was destroyed for the first time on a Thursday by the Vogons. It’s also the day on which Arthur Dent embarked on the most interesting journey of his life. He also admits it’s a day he never could get the hang of.
  4. According to the childhood poem Monday’s Child, Thursday’s child has far to go.
  5. According to Nostradamus, in Century I, Quatrain 50…
    • From the three water signs will be born a man
      who will celebrate Thursday as his holiday.
      His renown, praise, rule and power will grow
      on land and sea, bringing trouble to the East.
  6. In Vietnamese, the word for Thursday is Thứ năm. Literally translated, it means “fifth day”. Monday through Saturday follow the same rules, Thứ folled by a number 2-7. Only Sunday differs, considered the first day of the week.
  7. In Polish, the word for Thursday is czwartek. Unlike Vietnamese, it refers to the fourth day of the week, with Monday being the first day of the week, rather than Sunday.
  8. There is an American post-hardcore band, formed in 1997, called Thursday.
  9. Thursdays are days of education in Buddhist culture. That’s why the day is considered to be teachers’ days. Schools and universities in primarily Buddhist countries typicall start on Thursdays, and most graduations take place on the day.
  10. Leonardo da Vinci was born on a Thursday, on 15 April 1452.
  11. It was a Thursday on 1 December 1955, the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama.
  12. The Berlin Wall came down between East and West Germany on Thursday, 9 November 1989.
  13. In Thai culture, the solar calendar associates the color orange with Thursday. The color, worn by Buddhist monks, symbolizes burning fire and is a symbol of truth.

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2 responses to “thursday 13: things about thursday

  1. I never thought so much about Thursday. It’s like a middle child. By the way, the TT comment option went out for a second time. Maybe posters can leave their links in the comments. I saw your link was posted before it went out.


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