Thursday, oh, Thursday, just one day from Friday, and the excitement and anticipation is so, so real. By the time Thursday rolls around, you’re able to breathe a sigh of relief knowing that a well-earned break is not far away; Thursdays;  so close to the end of the week you can almost taste it!  But once more why does it appear that Thursday is an underappreciated day of the week.

No one likes Mondays, and Tuesdays, maybe even Wednesdays seem to be days of adjustment to our working week, meeting the challenges, getting back into gear without cruising.  Friday in all its glory always takes the spotlight, but Thursdays appears not to get the praise or credit it deserves!

Forget Hump Days or Saturdays that end up as days full of sporting events or shopping, lets pay homage to Thursday, the day that offers the reality of the weekend and all the things you’ll be able to do—catch up on the zzz’s, spend time with friends and family, catch up on a good book!   There something special about knowing how few hours stand between you and your weekend endeavours!

So why doesn’t Thursday get all the love it deserves? It probably because it’s just that…Thursday.   Rarely interesting happenings happen on Thursdays, so it tends to fall to the wayside and almost go unnoticed among the other more exciting and memorable days of the week.

It appears from research that Thursday can be the least productive day of the week for with only four per cent of people identifying it as the day on which they achieve the most. Yet one in four believe their output could be enhanced by an afternoon nap.

Thursdays are good to give up smoking but bad for rain.

Your willpower is strong for the first few days which helps you get through the weekend.

On average 2.97mm of rain falls on a Thursday making it the wettest day of the week.

Therapy Thursday is frequently used to advertise events at dance clubs and bars.  

Throwback Thursday is the name of a weekly  social media posting trend and hashtag game that people from all over the world use online to share and look back fondly on some of their favourite memories—hence the "throwback" theme. In this case, the "throwback" component of a post can apply to almost anything that happened in the past.

Thirsty Thursday - A term normally found on college campuses, the title became popular when many people didnt have early morning classes on Fridays, allowing them to drink and party on Thursday night.

Thoughtful Thursday is the perfect time to be mindful of those around you, at home, work and in public, who may have thoughts, concerns, or needs which you may not be aware of.  Its when you can be more thoughtful and considerate towards others.

In countries that use the Sunday-first convention, Thursday is defined as the fifth day of the week.

The name is derived from Old English Þūnresdæg and Middle English Thiuresday meaning 'Thor's Day'.

Thursday is the day of Jupiter, the largest of the planets and said to be the most powerful. It is a day for wealth, success and prosperity.

Thursday is also associated (in Norse mythology) to Thor - Thor's day - and some even say that Jupiter and Thor are one in the same. Both are strong and powerful, yet wise and just.

The fifth day of the week was known as "dies jovis". The Roman's had named it for their own God of Thunder, and also chief of the Gods, Jupiter.

There are two holidays that traditionally fall on Thursday. One is Maundy Thursday. It is the Thursday upon the eve of Good Friday. Biblical accounts have it that the "Last Supper" was on a Thursday, and it was at this meal that Christ gave the "mandate" to his disciples to "love one another". The word Maundy is a corruption of the Latin word "mandate".

Also known as Sheer Thursday in the United Kingdom, it is traditionally a day of cleaning.

In the Eastern Orthodox Church, Thursdays are dedicated to the Apostles and Saint Nicholas.

In Buddhist Thailand Thursday is considered the “Teacher’s Day”, and it is believed that one should begin one’s education on this auspicious day. Thai students still pay homages to their teachers in specific ceremony always held on a selected Thursday. And graduation day in Thai universities, which can vary depending on each university, almost always will be held on a Thursday.

In the Thai solar calendar, the colour associated with Thursday is orange.

In the USSR of the 1970s and 1980s Thursday was the “Fish Day”, when the nation’s foodservice establishments were supposed to serve fish (rather than meat) dishes.

One of the most popular holidays in the United States is Thanksgiving. It always falls on the fourth Thursday in November. Although it has been celebrated since 1621, it was not made an official holiday until 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln recommended the feast day to Congress. More than a celebration of bountiful harvests, it was a direct response to two Union victories during the American Civil War, Gettysburg and Vicksburg.

Feeling thirsty, thoughtful or need therapy before throwing back – Have fun with your Thursday!