22 Fun Facts About Tuesday That Will Amaze You

In many cultures, Tuesday is considered an unlucky day, while in others, it is associated with themes such as confession, passion, and celebration.

Globally, Tuesday is a day with a lot of rich meaning in its name, with many different places having many various meanings behind their names for Tuesday.

In different cultures, Tuesday is associated with different elements, colors, and traditions, making it a fascinating and diverse day of the week.

Regardless of where you're from or what Tuesday usually means to you, let's have a look at all the interesting facts there are about Tuesday.


1. Tuesday gets its English name from the Old English Tiwesdæg and the Middle English Tewesday, meaning "Tiw's Day." Tiw was the Norse God of Single Combat, Victory, and Heroic Glory.

2. Tuesday contains a reference to Mars in other languages derived from Latin. Like "Mardi" in French, "Martes" in Spanish, and "Martedi" in Italian.

3. The Greeks consider Tuesday to be an unlucky day as this was the day that Constantinople Fell. Likewise, Spanish-speaking parts of the world also find Tuesday to be an unlucky day.
For both Greek and Spanish-speaking people alike, the 13th day of a month is considered unlucky if it falls on a Tuesday, rather than a Friday.

4. In Japanese, the word for Tuesday (ka youbi) means "fire day," in relation to Mars the planet (kasei) meaning "fire star."

5. In Judaism, Tuesday is considered to be a lucky day, because, in the first chapter of Genesis, the paragraph about Tuesday has the words "it was good" in it twice.

6. In some Slavic languages, Tuesday originates from an Old Church Slavonic word literally meaning "the second."

7. Tuesday is the day where there's the highest number of job applications submitted.

8. For many employees, Tuesday is apparently the most productive day of the working week.

9. The popular children's book "Tuesday" by David Wiesner is a wordless picture book about a group of frogs who take flight on their lily pads on a Tuesday evening. The book won the Caldecott Medal in 1992 and has been a favorite among children and adults alike.

10. Tuesday is the day of the week that is least likely to have a Christmas Eve on it. Although interestingly enough, it is the day of the week that has the second-highest chance of having a Christmas on it, with the first being Thursday.

11. Super Tuesday is the day on which many U.S. states choose to hold their Presidential primary elections.

12. Tuesday is also the day when Barack Obama was elected as the first African American President of the United States of America.

13. Tuesday is often the day when new music, books, and movies are released in the United States. This is because Tuesday is traditionally the day when stores restock their shelves, making it the perfect day to release new products. This tradition has continued even as more products are now released digitally.

14. According to a study conducted in America, Californian people are less likely to barbecue on a Tuesday than any other day of the week.

15. Uranus was first discovered on a Tuesday by William Herschel on March 13, 1781.

16. In the Thai Solar Calendar, the color associated with Tuesday is pink.

17. In astrology, Tuesday is associated with the planet Mars, with the two sharing the same symbol. As Mars rules over Aries and Scorpio, these signs are also associated with Tuesday.

18. The second Tuesday of every month is commonly known as Patch Tuesday, as this is the day of the month when Microsoft releases their patches.

19. Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent, a time of fasting and spiritual reflection for Christians.

20. Tuesday, October 29, 1929, is one of the world's most infamous Tuesdays, known as Black Tuesday. This is the day of the Great Stock Market Crash, the event which catalyzed the Great Depression in the run-up to World War II.

21. Tuesday is the day of the week when the Allied Forces stormed Nazi-held French beaches at the commencement of the D-Day attacks during World War II, on June 6th.

22. The French Revolution began on a Tuesday, July 14, 1789. This day is now celebrated as Bastille Day, a national holiday in France.

Take Tuesday, grab it by the horns and make it a day worth living.