Friday, November 10, 2006

[frigedæg] some other lesser known aspects

In India, Friday is Shukravar. It is based on ShukraVedic god of Venus. In Japan, Friday is Kin-Yoobi: "Gold day" or "money day", and in many asian cultures, paydays are on fridays. In Islam, Friday is the day of public worship in mosques. In some Islamic countries, the week begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday, just like the Jewish and Christian week. In most other Islamic countries, such as Saudi Arabia and Iraq, the week begins on Saturday and ends on Friday. In astrology Friday is connected with the planet Venus. This associates Friday with love, peace and relaxation, but also of emotional intensity and quashed dreams. Also of bad luck. This is particularly so in maritime circles; perhaps the most enduring sailing superstition is that it is unlucky to begin a voyage on a Friday. In one story a Royal Navy ship HMS Friday was laid down on a Friday, launched on a Friday and captained by a Captain Friday and was never heard of again. [Wiki of course]

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