July 20th, 2007 by kathy

71917774_64b31d1fbe_m.jpgThank God It’s Friday. Actually, in my case it doesn’t really matter that it’s Friday since I’m a struggling freelance writer—I never actually have to sit my butt down in the torture chamber, a.k.a the cube.

Still, I really dig Fridays because most everyone is in such a good mood—it’s all about the positive vibes, man. So, to get your Friday off on the right foot, if it’s not already, I decided to see how our pals at Flickr decided to honor the big day. Random thought: Did you know that the word “Friday” comes from the goddess of beauty? Like, that totally makes sense.

Check out this entry from Wikipedia:

The name Friday comes from the Old English frigedæg, meaning the day of Frige the Anglo-Saxon form of Frigg, the Germanic goddess of beauty. In most Germanic languages it is named after Freyja—such as Freitag in Modern German, vrijdag in Dutch, fredag in Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish—but Freyja and Frigg are frequently identified with each other. The word for Friday in most Romance languages is derived from the name of Venus such as vendredi in French, venerdì in Italian, viernes in Spanish, and vineri in Romanian. In Hindi, Friday is Shukravar, named for Shukra, the Sanskrit name of the planet Venus.

OK, back to my original point. Scroll down to see what Friday means to these random SMITHITES:




How do you honor Friday?