Where does the idea for the ‘Weekend’ come from…

Well according to wikipedia…

The workweek and weekend are those complementary parts of the week devoted to labour and rest respectively. The legal working week (British English), or workweek (U.S. English), is the part of the seven-day week devoted to labor. In most Western countries it is Monday to Friday. The weekend comprises the two traditionally non-working days in the seven-day week.

What constitutes the workweek is mandated either by law or custom. In Christian tradition, Sunday is the “Lord’s Day” and the day of rest and worship. The Jewish or Biblical Sabbath, known as Shabbat, lasts from sunset on Friday to the fall of full darkness on Saturday. The French Revolutionary Calendar had ten-day weeks and allowed decadi, one out of the ten days, as a leisure day.

The present-day concept of the weekend first arose from the Dies Solis (Day of the Sun) decreed by Constantine, and the Biblical Sabbath. The weekend in Western countries comprises Saturday and Sunday, when most employees do not have to work. Whereas the Sabbath itself was just one day each week, the preceding day also came to be taken as a holiday, because it was considered necessary to do preparatory tasks at home that would permit proper Sabbath observance the next day. (Luke 23;54)

These days however, the weekend is not only used to prepare for the Sabbath neither is Sunday only a day where the Sabbath is observed, but it is  used mainly for leisure or with catching up with chores at home, and spending time with the children.

To be sure you are fighting fit for your weekend, no matter what you are doing make sure that you are getting all the nutrition you need – if not then take some good quality vitamins and minerals and a good B complex.

Have a terrific weekend!

Nancy Grier – G&G Vitamins

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