26 Super Facts About Sunday

Sunday, for most of us, is the final day of the week.

Sunday is a day that holds significant cultural and religious importance around the world. Sunday night is the herald of Monday and the death of the weekend.

There are a few weird facts about Sunday, so let's get on it with it!


1. The name "Sunday" comes from the Old English word "Sunnandæg," which means "day of the sun."
Unlike many of the other six days in a week, almost every language around has derived its word for Sunday from the meaning "Sun's Day" or "Day of Sun."

2. In astrology, Sunday is associated with the Sun.
Originally the first day of the week rather than the last (in a calendar derived from Hellenistic astrology), Sunday is named after the Sun.

3. The color associated with Sunday is yellow in many cultures, possibly because it represents the sun. In many ancient cultures, the sun was associated with the color yellow, and this association has been carried over into modern times.

4. In 321 AD, Roman Emperor Constantine I decreed that Sunday was to be a day of rest for all except those engaged in agricultural work.

5. Worldwide, nearly all banks are closed on Sundays.

6. In Russian, the word for Sunday is Воскресенье (Voskreseniye), meaning Resurrection.

7. In other Slavic languages like Polish, Ukrainian, Croatian, and Bulgarian, among others, the word for Sunday means "no work."

8. In the Thai Solar Calendar, red is the color associated with Sunday.

9. In Hinduism, Sunday is associated with the sun god Surya.
According to Hindu mythology, Surya is the god of the sun and is worshiped on Sundays. In some Hindu communities, Sunday is also associated with the god Vishnu, who is believed to have created the universe.

10. In most Middle Eastern countries, Sunday is the first day of the working week.

11. The Modern Greek word for Sunday means "Lord's Day."

12. Sunday is also a day of rest in Judaism and is known as the Sabbath.
According to Jewish tradition, the Sabbath is a day of rest and worship that begins at sundown on Friday and ends at sundown on Saturday. However, in some Jewish communities, Sunday is also considered a day of rest.

13. In Roman culture, Sunday was the day of the Sun God. In Paganism, the sun was the source of life and a giver of warmth and illumination to mankind.
Therefore, it was the center of a popular cult among Romans who would stand at dawn on a Sunday to catch the first rays of sunshine as they prayed.

14. In some cultures, Sunday is considered an unlucky day to start a new project or make important decisions.
This superstition dates back to ancient times when the sun was associated with negative qualities such as pride and arrogance. In some cultures, it is believed that starting something new on a Sunday will bring bad luck.

15. Easter Sunday is the day that Jesus is said to have been resurrected from the dead.

16. Many countries, mostly in Europe like France, Sweden, Germany, and Belgium (but also non-European countries like Peru), choose to hold their national and local elections on Sunday, either by law or tradition.

17. In the U.K., most period TV dramas like Downton Abbey, Call The Midwife, Lark Rise to Candleford, and Heartbeat commonly air on a Sunday evening.

18. Many American and British daily newspapers publish larger editions on Sundays, often including color comic strips, a magazine, a coupon section, and sometimes a twin release alongside a sister newspaper.

19. Most motorsport events like MotoGP, Formula One, and NASCAR Sprint Cup races take place on a Sunday, with Saturday typically being when qualifying for the race takes place.

20. K. TV show Antiques Roadshow has always been shown on a Sunday since 1979.

21. Professional golf tournaments often end on a Sunday.

22. You can be fined up to $1,000 for whistling on a Sunday in Salt Lake City, Utah.

23. Months that begin on a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th in them.

24. Cold Sunday is the name given to Sunday, January 17, 1982, when incredibly cold air swept into the U.S. from Canada and plunged temperatures across most of the States far below their existing all-time lows.

25. Gloomy Sunday is the name of a popular song composed by Hungarian pianist and composer Rezső Seress and published in 1933.
Also known as "The Hungarian Suicide Song", this song has been the center of many urban myths linking it to the suicide of several people who had listened to the song.

26. The song "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" by the band U2 was inspired by the events of Bloody Sunday, a 1972 incident in Northern Ireland.
The song is a protest against the violence and injustice that occurred during the Troubles, a period of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland that lasted from the late 1960s to the late 1990s.

Sunday is sometimes called "the day of the week that everyone hates" because it is often associated with the end of the weekend and the beginning of the workweek.

As the end of the week comes to an end, perhaps this day is a day to rest, reflect, and reset, ready for the next week ahead.

I hope you will enjoy the peace and delights of this beautiful day.

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