Any additional days off on either side of a weekend are often considered part of the weekend. For example, a day off for a holiday on Friday or Monday will result in a three-day weekend. Or you could take off on Monday and Tuesday for a long weekend.
Weekend can also be used as an adjective in reference to something that happens on a weekend (as in a weekend session), lasts only for a weekend (as in a weekend trip), or only applies during a weekend (as in weekend hours).
The word weekend has been in use in some form since at least the 1600s. There are no commonly used words to refer to the beginning of the week, but the word midweek refers to the middle of the week, roughly from Tuesday morning to Thursday night.
The word weekend is usually associated with fun and relaxation due to being a period of free time when people can do the things they want to do (as opposed to having to work). For this reason, most people look forward to the weekend.
Extra pay for working during weekends is generally a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee (or the employee's representative). The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require extra pay for weekend work. However, covered, non-exempt employees must be paid at least one and one-half times their regular rates of pay for the time worked over 40 hours in a workweek.
Medical help may be required in more chronic, extreme cases that stem from a sleep disorder. But for those whose problems stem from long hours at work, family obligations, or perhaps just reading, listening, or watching too late into the night there are some simpler fixes that involve better regulation of sleep habits and taking advantage of opportunities to catch up a bit on weekends, for instance. But, as is often the case with many problems rooted in behavior, the first step is acknowledging the problem.
As a historian of leisure, it strikes me that there are a number of parallels between debates today and those that took place in the 19th century when the weekend as we now know it was first introduced. Having Saturdays as well as Sundays off work is actually a relatively modern phenomenon.
Trade unions, meanwhile, wanted to secure a more formalised break in the working week that did not rely on custom. Indeed, the creation of the weekend is still cited as a proud achievement in trade union history.
The adoption of the modern weekend was neither swift nor uniform as, ultimately, the decision for a factory to adopt the half-day Saturday rested with the manufacturer. Campaigns for an established weekend had begun in the 1840s but it did not gain widespread adoption for another 50 years.
By the end of the 19th century, there was an irresistible pull towards marking out Saturday afternoon and Sunday as the weekend. While they had their different reasons, employers, religious groups, commercial leisure and workers all came to see Saturday afternoon as an advantageous break in the working week.
Weekend programs at CTD spark interest in learning in fun, challenging, and exciting ways with peers who have similar interests. CTD's in-person weekend programs provide an experience, based on effective gifted education practices that deepens subject-area knowledge, creates friendships, and builds life-long skills.
Weekend programs at CTD are where dedicated, creative, and passionate teachers work with children of all ages who are ready to learn. Your enthusiasm meets their excitement, and your expertise can shape their lives. If you want to make a difference on the weekends, come teach at CTD.
It's time to listen to your weekend soundtrack. The songs that bridge the gap from Friday to Monday. Our latest story comes from Sara Breeze in Bemidji, Minn. Her soundtrack is "Cool Water" by Joni Mitchell and Willie Nelson.
Plan to arrive to Columbia on Thursday late afternoon/early evening (Sept. 22) to take full advantage of the opportunities available throughout the weekend. We will host featured sessions, drop in events, meet-and-greets, and more on Friday.
There are so many things to do... how do you choose? You don't have to! Check out this weekend's schedule of events for things to do today and things you can do all year round! Pick up a VISITORS MAP at the Keynote event or at any of our year-round program sites and brochure racks at local businesses throughout the Mohican area.
"Free Fishing Weekend" is June 10-11, 2023, when fishing licenses are not required for anyone to fish for certain species in Washington. Free Fishing Weekend in Washington is always the first weekend after the first Monday in June.
The weekend will feature the annual Smithsonian Food History Gala on Thursday, October 13, during which culinary historian and cookbook author Grace Young will receive the 2022 Julia Child Award presented by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. Young, the eighth recipient of the award, is a tireless advocate for the preservation of American Chinatowns and all their cultural, economic, and gastronomic riches. Read more about the 2022 Julia Child Award recipient, Grace Young, below.
Yes, you can buy weekend passes in advance. They will not be valid for travel until the first scheduled trip of the weekend on Saturday morning. mTicket passes cannot be activated until Saturday morning.
While the $10.00 weekend pass provides unlimited service on all routes and in all zones, you can still buy one-way and round trip Commuter Rail tickets at all fare vending machines, in the mTicket app, or from agents at North, South and Back Bay stations.
You can take unlimited trips within your fare zones any day of the week with your monthly pass. If you want to travel outside that zone range on a Saturday or Sunday, we recommend buying a $10.00 weekend pass.
Check our Planning Guide to learn more about what to pack for a weekend college visit, parking, transportation, student lodging, dining, local accommodations, disability accommodations, and more. For questions about travel reimbursement, see the Travel Reimbursement tab.
Check our Planning Guide to learn more about a weekend college visit, parking, transportation, student lodging, dining, local accommodations, disability accommodations, and more. For questions about travel reimbursement, see the Travel Reimbursement tab.
In order to check in and participate in the events and activities at CFAW, you will need a completed Participation Form uploaded to your CFAW account. Having an approved form on file prior to your arrival, ensures a smooth check-in process, and will allow you more time to enjoy the weekend activities! To begin, follow the steps below:
Students registered and attending CFAW are provided a meal pass that includes all meals for the weekend at The Food Court at Reber-Thomas. Parents and other guests attending CFAW also have the opportunity to purchase meals at a discounted rate in the dining hall during their time on campus.
Please note: During various seasons, certain parking lots will close during CFAW to provide additional parking for events like home football games. As a result, it is imperative that all guests review the weekend parking map prior to visiting campus to know when lots close or change.
Network with other LU parents and local alumni at our CFAW Parent & Alumni Connect Thursday night. Enjoy a laid-back evening of conversation, music, and light refreshments as you connect with others who have been where you are and can give you a seasoned perspective on life at Liberty. Check your weekend event guide or parent connect itinerary for specific times and locations. 041b061a72