# Friday

The Friday is the fifth Jour of the Semaine (if it is considered that the week begins Monday). The word Friday is resulting from the Latin Veneris dies , meaning “day of Venus”. The other days of the week are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The ISO standard codes Friday with figure 5.

In the Germanic countries it is the day of the goddess Freya (German Freitag, Friday in English, etc…) who is the equivalent of Venus.

## Religions

Friday is one day special for 3 religions:

• Friday is the holy day of the Islam.

• Friday is the day of the Preparation of the shabat for the Jews.
• the Christian call Good Friday that which precedes Sunday by Easter. Friday of time " ordinaire" is, except time of festival, one day of abstinence for the Christians: they do not eat meat this day.

## Others

• Certaines superstitions grants to the Fridays 13 of the virtues of chance or bad luck, perhaps because the Apôtre S and Jesus were thirteen Friday of the Cène or because Jesus was crucifié the Friday the 13th nissan, shabat day before, which was also Passover. Statistically, there is from one to two Fridays 13 per annum:

• twelve months ago having each one a thirteenth day,
• the days have a chance on seven to be one Friday,
$12* \left\{1 \ over 7\right\} \ approx 1,71$

• Of the same vein, another superstition affirms that to be thirteen with table at the time of a meal means that one of the guests will die before the end of the year.
• the diffusion of feature-length films Friday evening is prohibited on the free television channels diffused in France in order to privilege the consumption of Cinéma in rooms.

• Friday is regarded as one day harmful by the sailors. This superstition though unfounded, often sees itself confirmed. A businessman English and skeptic, decided to prove the opposite made arm a sailing ship, whose construction began and was completed one Friday, whose name was Friday, and who weighed the anchor one Friday to join Americas. He was never found. As for the most famous transatlantic liner, RMS Titanic, it started its inaugural voyage on Friday, April 10, 1912…

• Saying : " Who laughs Friday, Sunday will cry! "

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