The Thursday is the fourth Jour of the Semaine (Quinta Feira. in Portuguese). The word Thursday is resulting from the Latin Jovis dies , meaning “day of Jupiter”. The other days of the week are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
The ISO standard codes Thursday by figure 4. A recent standard ISO 8601 indicates Thursday like the middle of the week. The one year Thursdays determine the classification of the weeks: week 1 is the first containing one Thursday.
- the Maundy Thursday is that which precedes Sunday by Easter.
- the Ascension Day is the fortieth day after Easter, i.e. Thursday of the sixth week after Easter.
- the Corpus Christi or Corpus Christi is celebrated Thursday which follows the Trinité.
- the Black Thursday (October 24th 1929) mark the beginning of the Great depression with the the United States of America. It is a Economic crisis which will extend gradually to the rest of the world.
- Until 1972 (stopped of May 12th, 1972 with application in September 1972), in France, Thursday was the day of rest (and Catéchisme) in the childish schooling, whereas Wednesday was worked. It is the progressive abandonment worked of Saturday afternoon which encouraged the rebalancing of the week while spending the day of rest of the Thursday to Wednesday.
- “week the four Thursdays” is a familiar expression indicating one week ideal but imaginary. With four Thursdays (not worked) and Sunday, there would remain only two days of school. Before the generalization of the school stop saturdays, the weekly rest had passed to Wednesday but the expression remained unchanged. It is generally employed to indicate an event which will never take place. For example:
- In Canada and Quebec, the expression of “a four Thursdays week” indicates also a time which will never arrive, but it touches the workers more particularly, because it is normally Thursday that the pay of the workers their is poured or deposited. Thursday forever represented a day of rest for the schoolboys, the school week being always based over Monday-Friday, and keeping saturdays and Sunday like days of rest.
Named Thursday of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, an at the same time poetic, philosophical work and of Fantasy urban.
- Tender Thursday (Sweet Thursday) of John Steinbeck, continuation of Street of the sardine.
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