Sunday Meaning of the Word

Sunday is the day of the sun. Sunday has been devoted to the sun since Ancient times.

In Ancient Rome this day honored the Sun god, Sol.

In Ancient Greece the sun god was Helios.

Sunday Meaning

Christians made this day their Holy Day to differentiate themselves from the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday).

It was Constantine I who declared Sunday as the Day of rest and worship for all Christian in the year 321. Constantine I was the first Christian Roman emperor.

Sol means sun in Norwegian, Danish and Swedish. These countries also named Sunday as the sun’s day.

In Norwegian: søndag, in Danish: søndag, in Swedish söndag. Germany also has this day named after the sun: Sonntag.

In Norse mythology Sól was the Sun goddess and her brother Máni was the Moon.

They were constantly being chased by two wolves. The wolves were named Skoll and Hati. Skoll chased the Sun with the intent to swallow her and Hati chased the Moon for the same reason.

Some languages have named Sunday as “the Lord’s Day; Italian: Domenica, French: Dimanche and Spanish: Domingo. In Portuguese this day is also called Domingo.

Sunday Superstitions

This is the perfect day to write out your goals. Sundays are all about paying attention to what is important to you personally.

This is the day to do what you can to improve your self-esteem, take good care of yourself and your spiritual health.

If you want to improve your luck on a Sunday, you may want to wear a yellow gemstone; the color of the sun. This could be a yellow topaz or citrine.

Sunday is considered to be very auspicious. To be born on this special day is especially lucky.

Do not get your hair cut on a Sunday. It is said to be bad luck. As most hairdressers are closed on Sundays this should not be a huge problem.

If you live in Thailand and need a haircut on a Sunday you are in luck. In Thailand it is a great day for a haircut. They say it means you will have a long life.

In Punjabi it is not advised to wash your hair on a Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday. According to local superstition this act may cause you to lose money.

In Thailand the lucky color for Sunday is red.

Avoid sewing on Sundays. It is bad luck.

What are Blue Laws?

Some laws were made to restrict certain businesses and activities for religious reasons. These laws are called Blue Laws.

Most Western countries apply Blue Laws on Sundays. In many countries shops will close.

Some countries also have Blue Laws that state you cannot use any equipment that may disturb your neighbors on a Sunday, this may for example be a lawnmower.

Sunday Fun Day Meaning

Lately there has been a lot of talk concerning Sunday as fun day. Basically it is for those who like wild parties.

The notion is to start drinking very early in the morning; extending the party from Saturday night.

By late afternoon/early evening you collapse and fall asleep (pass out). That should give you enough hours of sleep to be able to rise and shine Monday morning and go to work.

Sunday Quotes

“Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.” Joseph Addison

“Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Susan Ertz

“Just in terms of allocation of time resources, religion is not very efficient. There’s a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning. Bill Gates

“I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he cannot have a chicken in his pot every Sunday. Henry IV

“Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If God hadn’t rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.” Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.” Joseph Roux

“Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.” Albert Schweitzer

“The feeling of Sunday is the same everywhere, heavy, melancholy, standing still. Like when they say “As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end.”” Jean Rhys in Voyage in the Dark (1934)



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