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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 normally held on Thursdays.

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.

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