The origins of Tuesday
Tuesday is the second day of the week as defined by ISO 8601.
In the Roman calendar the corresponding day was dies Martis, the day of Mars, equivalent to the Greek god Ares.
Tiw's day (Old English Tiwesday) is derived from Tyr or Tir, the god of honorable war, the son of Odin and, or Woden, the Norse god of war and Frigga, the earth mother. His emblem is the sword, Tuesday was named in his honor.
In the Greek world, Tuesday (the day of the week of the Fall of Constantinople) is considered an unlucky day.
The same is true in the Spanish speaking world, where a proverb runs: En martes, ni te cases ni te embarques, meaning, "On Tuesday, neither get married nor begin a journey."
In Judaism, on the other hand, Tuesday is considered a particularly lucky day, because in the first chapter of Genesis the paragraph about this day contains the phrase "it was good" twice.
In the Thai calendar, the day is named for the Pali word for the planet Mars, which also means "Ashes of the Dead". The color associated with Tuesday is pink.
- Dutch ~ Dinsdag
- French ~ Mardi
- German ~ Dienstag
- Italian ~ Martedì
- Spanish ~ Martes
- Portugese ~ Terca-feira
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Childrens nursery rhyme.