Monday, September 17

What Is It About Mondays?

Yeah, Mondays can suck. Monday is the day after the weekend and being such, has become one of the least popular days of the week. But what do you really know about the day we love to hate?

Basic Monday Facts

Monday is the day between Sunday and Tuesday. According to international standard ISO 8601, it is the first day of the work week. Monday is derived from Old English, mōndæg literally meaning “moons day”. Monday aligns with the celestial body, the Moon, and the astrological sign of Cancer, and is represented by the symbol of the Moon, ☾.

Common Monday Names

The term ‘Mondayitis’ has become a popular saying among employees who work a common working week starting on Monday.

In times past Monday also became known as ‘Blue Monday’, named when the first day of the week was set aside for doing laundry. Bluing was used to keep clothes white and from that product the day became known as ‘Blue Monday’. Although today Mondays are not typically set aside for laundry as they once were the term ‘Blue Monday’ still exists as many employees begin their working week after a weekend break.

Monday’s Health And Color

According to the British Medical Journal, there is a reported 20% increase in heart attacks on Mondays as opposed to the other days of the week. As the color of the moon is milky white the ancient system of health care called Ayurveda which centers on holistic health recommends wearing milky white and being around white flowers on this day of the week.

Songs About Monday

♦ Monday Monday – The Mamas and The Papas

♦ Monday Morning – Melanie Fiona

♦ Manic Monday – The Bangles

♦ Rainy Days and Mondays – The Carpenters

♦ I Don’t Like Mondays – The Boomtown Rats

Books On Monday

♦ Monday Begins on Saturday – Boris and Arkady Strugatsky

♦ Mister Monday – Garth Nix

♦ Monday Mourning – Kathy Reichs

♦ Monday with a Mad Genius – Mary Pope Osbourne

Number Of Monday’s In A Calendar Year

There are either 52 or 53 Mondays in a calendar year, depending on what day of the week a year starts. It will also depend if the year is a leap year. In 2010 and 2011 there will be 52 Mondays and there will be 53 in 2012. So if you are not looking forward to next Monday remember you are not alone, and try to look on the bright side – there are still six other days of the week in between.

Named Holidays

♦ Easter Monday - follows Easter and is celebrated as a holiday in some cultures.

♦ Cyber Monday - follows Thanksgiving- refers to the increase in online sales.

♦ Hansel Monday - first of the new year in which gifts are given to convey good wishes in Scotland and Northern England.

♦ Clean Monday - or Ash Monday- the first day of Lent. Refers to being free from sin.

♦ Big Monday - ESPN's College Basketball presentation.

♦ Black Monday - October 19, 1987- the day the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 508 points.

The Worst Day

In many cultures, the first day of the work week holds the honor of being the worst day. Another interesting fact about Monday, the second day of the week, is, the French used to call automobiles that turn out to be lemons, "Monday Cars."

The Brighter Side

On the brighter side, there are two positive things about Monday. First, if you were born on this day, then you're not homely. After all, the old rhyme goes, "Monday's child is fair of face". That's a good thing. And second, when you're going to shop for a new car, do it on a Monday. Car salespeople make the bulk of their sales on the weekends. When Monday rolls around, there are usually few customers in sight, and the weekend is a long ways off. That's why car salespeople are more desperate on Monday, and they'll be more willing to cut you a deal.

Miscellaneous Monday Fact

A strange Monday fact is it’s associated with Silver when it comes to Alchemy; an ancient chemical science.

Eleven Monday Fun Facts

1. Most of us don't crack our first smile until 11:16 a.m.

2. The best-preferred way to beat Monday blues is by watching television or having sex.

3. Over 50% of employees are late to work.

4. Most people will moan about it being Monday for a whole 12 minutes.

5. People between the ages of 45 and 54 are likely to suffer the most Monday blues.

6. Workers only manage 3 1/2 hours of productive work.

7. Monday is the most likely day to commit suicide.

8. Most heart attacks happen on Mondays.

9. Monday is the least rainy day in the week.

10. Monday is the best day to buy a car.

11. You’re most likely to have a hangover on a Monday.

Enjoy your Mondays! Keep On Bloggin'!           


  1. Replies
    1. Nice to be back Horst and great to hear from you my friend!

  2. If friends were flowers I would not pick you!
    I'll let you grow in the garden & cultivate you with love
    and care so I can keep you as a friend 4ever!!
    Hugs kisses Snow White

    1. Snow White you write the sweetest comments! I'm lucky and so happy to have you as a friend.

  3. No suffering, no missing, everything is dlädje, peace and hope.
    With nature's morning, wake up every morning heart opp
    Have a great day..
    Hugs Aurora

    1. Sounds like an awesome day every day with a friend like you!

  4. jervaise brooke hamster9/12/2012 09:11:00 PM

    Good to see you`ve returned little darlin`, every day is a Sunday for me (thankfully) so i cant really relate to this post. By the way, Lucy and that other bird were quite tasty 60 years ago.

    1. Yeah, I loved the Lucy Show when it was on. Lucy was a great woman and very funny especially along with Edith. Glad to hear from you again.

  5. Hello my friend ..
    Finally I have some time to respond to the blogspot is now the most to the WordPress .. So I do not respond so often on blogspot .. But now I finally have some free time .. Wishing you a lovely week and thank you for taking the time to visit my blogspot .. kiss and hug Night Lady

    1. Good to hear from you Nicki.I was offline myself for about a month, busy enjoying Summer and all. I wish the best for you too and I'll have to stop by and visit your website again very soon.I always like hearing from my friends in Sweden! Much love!

  6. Wowzers. Have I learned a lot about MONDAYS other than the fact that it falls between Sunday and Tuesday.
    I don't work a normal Mon-Fri work week so my weekends could be Wednesday & Thursday or even Thursday & Fridays. So with that said, I don't mind Mondays really. It's just another day. I was born on a Friday... now that's a great day of the week!

    1. I was born on Tuesday and that's my favorite day of the week so I know what you mean. I am so happy to hear from you! Welcome back my wonderful friend!


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