NATIONAL THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY DAY
National Thank God It’s Monday Day encourages us to celebrate the first Monday of the new year with vigor and energy.
Not only does the observance focus on the first Monday in January, but on every Monday throughout the year. Mondays are often full of new beginnings. New jobs often start on Mondays. Couples usually marry on weekends and a Monday represents the first work week of their new lives together. Many federal holidays take place on Mondays and therefore special occasions frequently take place on Mondays throughout the year.
Besides the scheduled events, many random events occur on a Monday. When Monday repeats between 52 and 53 times out of the year, important things will happen. It’s 1/7th of our life. Blaming Monday for our woes (traffic) doesn’t improve our personal track record in life (being late). Stop shaming Monday and look at what Monday has to offer.
- Freshly brewed coffee to keep us perky
- Opportunity for a bright future
- 52 chances to see a beautiful sunrise
- A new week share your talents with the world
- 52 opportunities to teach someone a new skill that will better their lives
- Each Monday offers the potential of meeting new people
HOW TO OBSERVE THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY
Enjoy the first Monday of the year. How will you use your Mondays? Let us know by using #ThankGodItsMondayDay to post on social media.
If you need more reasons to celebrate a Monday (any Monday) check out these 16 Events That Happened On A Monday.
NATIONAL THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to research this day in praise of Monday. But we’re taking advantage of Mondays to find out more.
Q. How did Mondays get such a bad reputation?
A. Most people’s workweek begins on a Monday. Going back to work after a relaxing weekend can be a struggle. That is, unless you love your job, then Monday is Marvelous!
Q. How did Monday get its name?
A. Monday derives its name from an Anglo-Saxon word “mondandaeg” meaning “moon day.”
Q. How many Mondays are in a year?
A. There are usually 52 Mondays in a year. However, if a non-leap year starts on a Monday, there will be 53 Mondays in that year. Leap-years that begin on either a Sunday or a Monday, there will be 53 Mondays.
Q. I don’t like Mondays. Is this day for me?
A. Yes. This day is very much for you. It’s a way to improve your outlook, not just about Mondays, but every day of the year.