Seturday

Setturday is the day o the week atween Friday an Sunday. Its name is the anerly yin amang the names o days thit comes fae the Roman god Saturn, while the ither sax names is derived fae Saxon gods.[1]

Bi tradeetion comin fae the auncient Jews, Setturday is the hindmaist day o the week.[2] That convention remeens the universal standard in the United States, bit in modren Europe mony fowks nou think o Setturday as the saxt (forelast) day o the week, an Sunday the last.[3] The modren European convention haes been makkit formal bi ISO 8601.[4] On the ither haund, in mony Islamic kintras, Setturdays is the first day o the week, wi Fridays as holidays.[5]

In auncient Jewish tradeetion Setturday is the saabath.[2] Mony leids disnae hiv separate words for "Setturday" an "saabath".[6] Eastren Orthodox kirks distinguish atween the saabath (Setturday) an the Lord's day (Sunday). Roman Catholics pits gey wee emphasis on that distinction at mony amang them follae – at least in colloquial leid – the Protestant practice o namin Sunday the saabath. Quakers tradeetionally caw Setturday the "Sevent Day" eschewing the "heathen" origin o the name.

In Scandinavie kintras, Setturday is caad Lördag or Laurdag etc., the name camin fae the auld wird laugr, meanin bath, sicweys Lördag equates tae bath-day.

The modren Maori name for it, Rahoroi, means "washing-day".[citation needit]

In popular rhyme, "Setturday's bairn wirks hard for a livin".[7]

In mony kintras whaur Sundays are holidays, Setturday is pairt o the weekend, an is tradeetionally a day o restin. Mony parties are haud on Setturdays, acause it foregangs Sunday, anither day o rest. It is common for clubs, bars an restaurants til open later on Setturday nicht nor on ither nichts.

Setturday is the uisual day for elections in Australie[8] an the ae day in New Zealand at elections can be held on.[9]

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  5. "What Is the First Day of the Week?". www.timeanddate.com (in Inglis). Retrieved 23 Januar 2023.
  6. "The Etymology of 'Sabbath' | UCL Calendars in Antiquity and the Middle Ages". blogs.ucl.ac.uk. Retrieved 23 Januar 2023.
  7. "Words and melody to Monday's Child nursery rhyme". Words for Life. Retrieved 23 Januar 2023.
  8. corporateName=Commonwealth Parliament; address=Parliament House, Canberra. "So when is the next federal election? A quick guide". www.aph.gov.au (in Inglis). Retrieved 23 Januar 2023.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)
  9. "Key dates in New Zealand electoral reform". Archived frae the original on 9 November 2011. Retrieved 23 Januar 2023.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)