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Friday has different meanings in cultures around the world. Friday is the English name for the sixth day of the week. Friday was named after the Scandinavian goddess of love and beauty, Freya. In Anglo-Saxon, Friday was originally spelled “frigedaeg.” “Fria” was used in Old High German (a goddess), and "daeg" in Old English means day. In French Friday means vendredi, vernerdi for Italian, and in Spanish it means vienrs. These languages are considered the romance languages of the world. “Yom shishi” is the Hebrew name for Friday which is the sixth day of the week. These nations consider Friday the sixth day of the week, but the Russian and the Slavic peoples consider Friday as the fifth day of the week.
Written by: Heidi Burrell