Who doesn’t love a Saturday? Traditionally falling between Friday and Sunday in the modern calendar, it’s a day off work for many people in the West. Therefore, it’s a day when many people come together and make plans. However, many people still work on a Saturday – though it remains a day which feels much more laid back than the rest of the week! That’s perhaps because, unlike Sunday, there’s no need to go to work the next day.
Whether or not it’s your favorite day of the week, here are plenty of interesting facts about Saturday that will most likely fascinate you. How much do you know about the sixth day of the week? Let’s find out.
While it’s less prevalent nowadays, the concept of Saturday Morning Television was a staple in households across the West between the 1960s and 2000s.
This is when TV channels would traditionally host children-friendly programming and cartoons.
The trend for Saturday Morning Television has largely split away thanks to the huge array of channels available. The rise of internet content, and alternative media, may also have played a part in the change.
In Australia, general elections normally take place on a Saturday, whereas they traditional take place during the week in the UK and US.
That said, it is generally election day for people who live in the state of Louisiana.
It’s thought that some criminal activity rises on Saturday depending on the territory. This has led to the creation of some terms such as ‘Saturday Night Special’ in the US, which refers to a low-grade handgun.
Preparing for Shabbat dinner – Kiddush cup, Shabbat candles and challah cover
Certain days of the week have colors associated with them. In Thailand, for example, Saturday is associated with the color purple.
Saturday is a day of rest for many people, and this is particularly official in Israel. This is to such an extent that the majority of businesses and public transit are closed down across the country.
This is as a result of Saturday being the Sabbath, the day of rest within Judaism. This even means that governmental offices in the country will be shut on a Saturday.
Saturday, oddly enough, is the only day of the week during which children can legally eat sweets in Sweden.
Saturday night is generally seen as the ‘party night’ of the week, thanks mainly due to many people not working the next day. It also happens to be an evening where most clubs and bars will open longer.
In Maori, Saturday is known as Rahoroi, which literally means ‘washing day’. This dates back to Christian tradition when people would wash their church clothes before Sunday mass.
“Love Love Peace Peace” performance at the 2016 grand final