By tradeetion comin fae the ancient Jews, Setturday is the hindmaist day o the week. That convention remains universallie standard i' the United States, bit in modnen Europe mony fowks nou think o Setturday as the saxt (forelast) day o the week, an Sunday the last. The modren European convention haes been makkit formal by ISO 8601. On the ither haund, in mony Islamic kintras, Setturdays is the first day o the week, wi Fridays as holidays.
I' the popular rime, "Setturday's bairn wirks hard for a livin".
In ancient Jewish tradeetion Setturday is the saabath. Mony leids disnae hiv separate words for "Setturday" an "saabath". Eastern Orthodox kirks distinguish atween the saabath (Setturday) an the Lord's day (Sunday). Roman Catholics put gey wee emphasis on that distinction at mony amang them follae – at least in colloquial leid – the Protestant practice o namin Sunday the saabath. Quakers tradeetionally caa Setturday the "Sevent Day" eschewing the "heathen" origin o the name.
The modren Maori name for it, Rahoroi, means "washing-day".
In mony kintras whaur Sundays are holidays, Setturday is pairt o the weekend, an is tradeetionallie a day of restin. Mony parties are held on Setturdays, acause it foregangs Sunday, anither day o rest. It is common for clubs, bars an restaurants til open later on Setturday nicht nor on ither nichts.
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