Celebrating Saint Monday

Saint Monday is the tradition of absenteeism on a Monday (Saint Tuesday is the less common extension of this to a Tuesday) The tradition of taking Monday (unofficially) off has been common among craft workers since at least the seventeenth century. The prime supporters of Saint Monday were often the higher skilled and therefore better [...] Read more »

Saint Monday AND Blue Monday!

Apparently today is the most depressing day of the year. Psychologists have dubbed it “Blue Monday”, a date in January when post-Christmas gloom is at its worst. It is worked out with a formula taking into account six factors: weather, debt, time since Christmas, time since failing our New Year’s resolutions, low motivational levels and [...] Read more »

Happy Saint Monday AND Plough Monday!

Plough Monday is the traditional start of the English agricultural year. References to Plough Monday date back to the late 15th century Plough Monday is generally the first Monday after Twelfth Day (Epiphany), 6 January. So, those of you that started work before this day, shame on you! Call yourself an Idler or a follower [...] Read more »

Celebrate St Monday

Good morning, Today, being a Monday, I would like to talk briefly about the tradition of St Monday: Saint Monday is the tradition of absenteeism on a Monday (Saint Tuesday is the less common extension of this to a Tuesday) The tradition of taking Monday (unofficially) off has been common among craft workers since at [...] Read more »