In Japanese, Friday means “gold day”

The term “Friday” comes from the Old English Frīġedæġ, meaning “day of Frige”, a result of an old convention associating the Old English goddess Frigg with the Roman goddess Venus, with whom the day is associated in many different cultures (in Spanish, it’s viernes from the Latin Veneris dies, that is, “day of Venus”). In Japanese, Friday is 金曜日 (kin’yôbi), which means “gold day”.

It’s pretty suitable considering in the past, Japanese workers used to get paid at the end of the week.

The rest of the days refer to the following: Monday, moon; Tuesday, fire; Wednesday, water; Thursday, wood; Saturday, soil; and Sunday, sun.



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