EVER got stuck in an argument about Sunday being the final day of the week or not? That’s how divisive ideas about the nature of this day of the week can be.
We all agree that the weekend dies on Sunday night and afterwards the "dreadful” Monday comes alive. Here are a few facts about Sunday that you will be seeing for the first time.
1. Nearly all banks are closed on Sunday worldwide.
2. Sunday is named after and dedicated to the the Sun. In Roman culture, Sunday was the day of the Sun God. In Paganism, the sun was the source of life and giver of warmth and illumination to mankind. There was even a popular cult among the Romans who would stand at dawn on a Sunday to catch the first rays of sunshine as they prayed.
3. In some Slavic languages like Polish, Ukrainian, Croatian, and Bulgarian, the word for Sunday means “no work.”
4. In the Thai Solar Calendar, red is the colour associated with Sunday.
5. Many countries in Europe like France, Sweden, Germany, and Belgium choose to hold their national and local elections on Sunday, either by law or tradition.
6. In most Middle Eastern countries, Sunday is the first day of the working week.
7. Months that begin on a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th in them.
8. You can be fined up to 1,000 dollars for whistling on a Sunday in the US city of Salt Lake, Utah.
9. Professional golf tournaments often end on a Sunday.
10. Many Nigerian languages name Sunday after "rebirth", "immortality", and "eternity".
How many of the facts listed did you know before now, which fact did you find most interesting?