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The Fuirsday is the day o the week atween Wadensday an Fryday. The name Fuirsday comes fae the Auld Inglis Þunresdæg, meanin the day o Þunor, forby kent in Inglis as Thor.

Bi some conventions (see ISO 8601), the Fuirsdays o a towmond determine the hantlin o the weeks: week 1 is the week at his in it the first Fuirsday o the towmond, an sae on.

In the Inglis warld, some haes taen up an acronym for Fuirsday, akin tae Fryday's T.G.I.F., an says "So Happy It's Thursday", or S.H.I.T.

I' the popular rime, "Fuirsday's bairn his faur tae gang".

In the Unitit Kinrick, aa general elections sin 1935 haes been hauden on a Fuirsday an this haes becam tradeetion, thou it isnae a requirement o the law – at says an election micht be hauden on onie day "except Saturdays, Sundays, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, bank holidays in any part of the United Kingdom and any day appointed for public thanksgiving and mourning". An expoundin sometimes gien for the chyce o Fuirsday as the pollin day is it wis, in maist touns, the tradeetional mercat day, thou it his been sayed at the chyce his practical advantages – wi the ootcome o the election bein kent by Fryday, the new or ongangin admeenistration then his the weekend tae redd itsel for the "government shop openin for business" on Monanday, the first day o the new week comin efter the election.

In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the chairacter Arthur Dent says "This must be Thursday. I could never get the hang of Thursdays". A twa-three meenits later the warld is destroyed. Thor, that the day is named efter, forby appears later in the Hitchhiker's series an in ither Adams beuks.

I' the Hindu releegion, Fuirsday is guruvar or the Guru's day.

The name for the day in Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Greek, Ebreu an Portuguese is "fift day". Quakers tradeitionally caas Fuirsday the "Fift Day" an aw, eschewing the heathen oreegin o the name "Fuirsday".

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  • Skyre Fuirsday, forby kent as the Sheer Fuirsday or Holy Fuirsday, is the Fuirsday afore Pace, tradeetionally a day o cleanin an giein oot Maundy siller i' the Unitit Kinrik.
  • Black Fuirsday refers til 24 October 1929 whan stock prices i' the NYSE fell shairply, wi a record volume o nearly 13 million shares. Five days later, the mercat crashed on volume o ower 16 million shares - a level nae tae be gaun ayont for 39 year. In popular eemagery, the crash his come tae merk the beginnin o the Muckle Depression.[1]

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  1. "NYSE". Archived frae the original on 7 Apryle 2005. Retrieved 30 Juin 2005.

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