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Thursday is the day of the week between Wednesday and Friday. Its name is derived from the name of the Norse god Thor.

By some conventions (see ISO 8601), the Thursdays of a year determine the week numbering: week 1 is defined as the week that contains the first Thursday of the year, and so on.

In the popular rhyme, "Thursday's Child has far to go".

In the United Kingdom, elections are traditionally held on Thursdays. This was to ensure a high turnout, as people would have spent their previous weeks wages, paid the previous Friday.

In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the character Arthur Dent says "This must be Thursday. I could never get the hang of Thursdays". A few minutes later the planet Earth is destroyed.

Thursday is also the first name of the main character of Jasper Fforde's popular books: The Eyre Affair, Lost In A Good Book, The Well of Lost Plots, and Something Rotten (not yet released). Her full name is Thursday Next, playing on the British phrase. Her mother's name is Wednesday.

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Days of the Week
Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Thursday is also the name of an emo/hardcore band from the US; see Thursday (band).