It’s Friday = weekend is here!
I don’t know about you, but most planning in our home revolves around: ‘What are we doing the weekend?” It is either a trip to one of our daughters living in two opposite directions of the country (the third, thank goodness, just around the corner) or some form of entertainment which include friends and family. Now that our nest is empty, we are also allowed the luxury of being coach potatoes and doing kind-of-nothing!
I consequently wondered what the word actually means and stumbled upon the Online Etymology Dictionary, defining Friday as:
“Sixth day of the week, Old English frigedæg “Friday, Frigga’s day,” from Frige, genitive of *Frigu (see Frigg), Germanic goddess of married love. The day name is a West Germanic translation of Latin dies Veneris “day of (the planet) Venus,” which itself translated Greek Aphrodites hemera.”
The German translation for Friday will be “Freitag”, “Vrijdag” in Dutch and “Vrydag” in Afrikaans.
Weekend according to Wikipedia, refers to “two traditionally non-working days in a seven-day week”…ok, we know that and we are so glad it is here….
Have a good weekend!