Copyright © 2021 CBS Interactive Inc.All rights reserved. "The person who couldn't bear the coming of Sunday, because it threw them out of their routine. In the United States and Canada, National Basketball Association and National Hockey League games, which are usually played at night during the week, are frequently played during daytime hours - often broadcast on national television. Further discussion: UK National Physical Laboratory: "Which is the first day of the week? In 2005, Workers’ Day fell on a Sunday. The History of Labor Day. There is considerable variation in the observance of Sabbath rituals and restrictions, but some cessation of normal weekday activities is customary. — to ancient Babylon. The Indian Premier League schedules two games on Saturdays and Sundays instead of one, also called Double-headers. What do most people do on Sunday morning? Professional golf tournaments traditionally end on Sunday. The name is similar in the Romance Languages. Anonymous. In the Middle Ages wealthy people went on pilgrimages for religious reasons. Slavic languages implicitly number Monday as day number one, not two. Leisure activities and idleness, being secular and offensive to Christ as it is time-wasting, is prohibited[dubious – discuss]. In fact, readership was up last year from the year before," says Janice Kaplan, the editor of Parade Magazine. The name "Sunday", the day of the Sun, is derived from Hellenistic astrology, where the seven planets, known in English as Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon, each had an hour of the day assigned to them, and the planet which was regent during the first hour of any day of the week gave its name to that day. This Day In History. Those opinions began with the Puritans, who settled in New England in the 1630s. National Freedom Day National Freedom Day in the United States is observed on February 1 …  In Oklahoma, for example, it is stated: "Oklahoma's statutes state that "acts deemed useless and serious interruptions of the repose and religious liberty of the community," such as trades, manufacturing, mechanical employment, horse racing, and gaming are forbidden. It was produced by Maqtro Pictures. The name "Sunday", the day of the Sun, is derived from Hellenistic astrology, where the seven planets, known in English as Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon, each had an hour of the day assigned to them, and the planet which was regent during the first hour of any day of the week gave its name to that day. Stephen Miller says it reflects a larger theme in popular music: Sunday as a dark day: "You're talking about bein' alone on a Saturday night, that's sad, you know?" Much later, St. Francis would sing in his famous canticle: "Be praised, my Lord, through all your creatures, especially through my lord Brother Sun, who brings the day; and you give light through him. It is not uncommon for church attendance to shift on days when a late morning or early afternoon game is anticipated by a local community. Federal holidays are spelled out in the 1968 Uniform Holidays Bill, which grants federal employees a three-day weekend on Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Veterans Day and Columbus Day. In Oklahoma a fine not to exceed twenty-five dollars may be imposed on individuals for each offense. This leaves Sunday in the first position of the week count. Why wouldn't that be true in America as well?" Some blue laws still exist today, mostly to regulate alcohol sales. Sunday is associated with the Sun and is symbolized by ☉. It took 15 years of fighting for MLK Day to be declared a national holiday—but some states pair it with a holiday celebrating Confederate leader Robert E. Lee. However, in many European countries calendars almost always show Monday as the first day of the week, which follows the ISO 8601 standard. However pilgrimages were not really holidays - or they were not meant to be! Unni Mukundan who is very passionate about his first movie, coincidentally meets director David Paul. And so Sunday became a day for games and celebrations. The English noun Sunday derived sometime before 1250 from sunedai, which itself developed from Old English (before 700) Sunnandæg (literally meaning "sun's day"), which is cognate to other Germanic languages, including Old Frisian sunnandei, Old Saxon sunnundag, Middle Dutch sonnendach (modern Dutch zondag), Old High German sunnun tag (modern German Sonntag), and Old Norse sunnudagr (Danish and Norwegian søndag, Icelandic sunnudagur and Swedish söndag). Easter, also called Pascha (Aramaic, Greek, Latin) or Resurrection Sunday, is a festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD. It also indicates that Jews were observing the Sabbath on the Saturday. "There's a famous diagnosis in the early 20th century, [when] the discipline and practice of psychology emerged: Sunday neurosis," historian Harline explains. Ravivāra is first day cited in Jyotisha, which provides logical reason for giving the name of each week day. Justin Martyr, in the mid 2nd century, mentions "memoirs of the apostles" as being read on "the day called that of the sun" (Sunday) alongside the "writings of the prophets." Over the next few years, Jarvis pushed to have the holiday … The exact origins of Easter are unknown, but some sources believe that the word E… Saturday is (Shabat) coming from the word Sabbath or Shabbath in Hebrew, and "Kiraki" coming from the word "Krak" meaning "fire" is Sunday, "Krak" describing the sun by fire. According to History.com, the earliest recorded celebration to honor the new year is believed to date back some 4,000 years — in 2,000 B.C. Some languages lack separate words for "Saturday" and "Sabbath" (e. g. Italian, Portuguese).  On Sunday nights, BBC Radio 2 plays music in styles it once played most of the time but which are now rarely heard on the station, with presenters such as Clare Teal and Don Black. Many American and British daily newspapers publish a larger edition on Sundays, which often includes color comic strips, a magazine, and a coupon section; may only publish on a Sunday, or may have a "sister-paper" with a different masthead that only publishes on a Sunday. According to the Hebrew calendar and traditional calendars (including Christian calendars) Sunday is the first day of the week. "There were Connecticut blue laws in the 18th century, which said that you could not kiss your baby. The ancient Romans traditionally used the eight-day nundinal cycle, a market week, but in the time of Augustus in the 1st century AD, a seven-day week also came into use. In the United Kingdom, there is a Sunday tradition of chart shows on BBC Radio 1 and commercial radio; this originates in the broadcast of chart shows and other populist material on Sundays by Radio Luxembourg when the Reithian BBC's Sunday output consisted largely of solemn and religious programmes. ", "Gradually, in the 20th century, all the things that we associate with Sunday now started. 1:10, which is another possible origin of the Armenian word for Sunday. Some colloquial text in the south of Vietnam and from the church may still use the old form to mean Sunday. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. In the Persian calendar, Sunday is the second day of the week. Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the our 24/7 digital news network. The Uniform Holiday Bill (Public Law 90-363 (82 Stat. Some Christian denominations, called "Sabbatarians", observe a Saturday Sabbath. Kansas Day is an annual observance that commemorates the state's admission to the Union in 1861. In Russian the word for Sunday is Воскресенье (Voskreseniye) meaning "Resurrection".. One of the Church fathers, St. Jerome, would declare: "If pagans call [the Lord's Day] [...] the 'day of the sun,' we willingly agree, for today the light of the world is raised, today is revealed the sun of justice with healing in his rays. "There was a French soldier stationed in Boston, and during the Revolutionary War he started playing the flute. [dubious – discuss], The opportunity to spot in the nature-worship of their heathen neighbors a symbolism valid to their own faith was not lost on the Christians. Here are … Russian воскресение (Sunday) means "resurrection (of Jesus)" (that is the day of a week which commemorates it). Traditionally, those in the United Kingdom ended on Saturday, but this changed some time ago; for example, the Open ran from Wednesday to Saturday up to 1979 but has run from Thursday to Sunday since 1980.. Instead, Christians in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday after the full moon of the vernal equinox on March 21. And you could not play an instrument," Miller says. When Workers’ Day fell on a Sunday in 2005, the union contended that Sunday, 1 May 2005 was a public holiday. ", A similar consideration may have influenced the choice of the Christmas date on the day of the winter solstice, whose celebration was part of the Roman cult of the Sun. In 363, Canon 29 of the Council of Laodicea prohibited observance of the Jewish Sabbath (Saturday), and encouraged Christians to work on the Saturday and rest on the Lord's Day (Sunday). The December 26 holiday was likely inspired by the charitable traditions of St. Stephen's Day—but no one is quite sure which one. says music journalist Fred Goodman. And seeing people is a Sunday activity that Americans enjoy. Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday. Major League Baseball usually schedules all Sunday games in the daytime except for the nationally televised Sunday Night Baseball matchup. 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