Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday Sunday - Super Sunday! LOL!

Hey all! :D I hope you all are doing superb! :D

I guess the exams have eaten my head completely this time! LOL! I'm unable to think of anything to post this Sunday. So what came to my mind was, what could be better than to write about Sunday on Sunday?! LOL!!

What Wikipedia says about Sunday:

Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday. For most Christians, Sunday is observed as a day for worship of God and rest, due to the belief that it is Lord's Day, the day of Christ's resurrection.

Sunday is a day of rest in most Western countries, part of 'the weekend'. In most Muslim countries, and Israel, Sunday is a working day. Is it really? I mean this is what Wikipedia said but I don't know if it so. Anyone who can please cite this one as true or false?

According to the Hebrew calendars, traditional Christian calendars, Sunday is literally the "first day" of the week. According to the International Organization for Standardization ISO 8601 Sunday is the seventh and last day of the week. Ah! ambiguity! LOL! :D

No century in the Gregorian calendar starts on a Sunday, whether its first year is '00 or '01. The Jewish New Year never falls on a Sunday. (The rules of the Hebrew calendar are designed such that the first day of Rosh Hashanah will never occur on the first, fourth, or sixth day of the Jewish week; i.e., Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday). Wow! This one is the most interesting one! O_O :)

Interesting, isn't it?! :D The best part is the description that said "day between Saturday and Monday" LOL!! I was like, "oh! really? Who would have had thought Sunday to be occurring then?!" LOL! :P :P Though the other line is quite true. Sunday is a holiday for most of the people! :D

Of all the information that was there on Wikipedia, the most appealing one to me was the origin of the word "Sunday". I mean it really is so much worth-sharing:

The English noun Sunday derived sometime before 1250 from sunedai, which itself developed from Old English (before 700) Sunnandæg (literally meaning "sun's day"), which is cognate to other Germanic languages, including Old Frisian sunnandei, Old Saxon sunnundag, Middle Dutch sonnendach (modern Dutch zondag), Old High German sunnun tag (modern German Sonntag), and Old Norse sunnudagr (Danish and Norwegian søndag, Icelandic sunnudagur and Swedish söndag). The Germanic term is a Germanic interpretation of Latin dies solis ("day of the sun"), which is a translation of the Ancient Greek heméra helíou. The p-Celtic Welsh language also translates the Latin "day of the sun" as dydd Sul.

In most Indic languages, the word for Sunday is Ravi-vāsara or Aditya-vāsara or its derived forms — vāsara meaning day, Aditya and Ravi both being a style (manner of address) for Surya(Sun), the chief solar deity and one of the Adityas. Ravi-vāsara is first day cited in Nakshtra Jyotish, which provides logical reason for giving the name of each week day. In the Thai solar calendar of Thailand, the name ("Waan Arthit") is derived from Aditya, and the associated color is red. Guess what?! The word "Sun" is the meaning of my real name "Bhanu". "Bhanu" is a Sanskrit word that means Sun! :D :D :D And hey! I have not copied this line from Wikipedia. That I know since I was a kid! >_<

In Russian the word for Sunday is Воскресенье (Voskreseniye) which means "Resurrection". In other Slavic languages the word means "no work", for example Polish: Niedziela, Belorussian: Нядзеля, Croatian: Nedjelja, Serbian and Slovenian: Nedelja, Czech: Neděle,Bulgarian: Неделя. Wow! how do we read that? o.O I have no idea! :O

The Modern Greek word for Sunday, Κυριακή, derives from Κύριος (Lord) also, due to its liturgical significance as the day commemorating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, i.e.The Lord's Day.

Isn't it amazing? I mean the derivation of the name Sunday?! Cool! :D

Anyways, friends! I hope you all have a superb Sunday, and have fun. I've my last exam for this mid-term session exams, and then soon my finals would start..So I must get back to my work. You all enjoy yourselves! :) :)


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