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Where did Wednesday come from?
I'm leaving the original answer below the hyphens, but it's worth noting that Ash Wednesday does not have biblical origins. Ash Wednesday, like many Christian traditions pract…iced in the U.S. and Europe are actually a hybrid of Pagan/Christian beliefs. In any case, the term may have originated in Northern Europe where the God Wodin was symbolically protected by having the ashes of King Sigurd put on his head. It's worth mentioning that Norse warriors would also get ashes smeared on their heads to protect them in battle. The calendar day Wednesday comes from the God Wodin as well. This would describe Ash Wednesday's origins (Ash Wodin). -- Ash Wednesday is the start of Lent, when Jesus went to the desert and spent 46 days being tempted by Satin. In Ancient biblical times, to put ash on ones self was a sign of sorrow of repentance for sin. Lent is a time when Christians are supposed to cleanse themselves of sin, so all of ones sins that one committed outside of Lent are to be forgiven as you enter it. Usually, the priest burns the palm fronds from the previous year's Palm Sunday and puts the ashes on one's head in the shape of a cross.
It came from the Norse God Woden, as in "Wodnesdaeg", which means the day of Woden.
The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are from palm trees. If possible, they are from the palms used the previous year on the Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday).
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The mid-day of the week is named for the Norse God, Odin. He was also known as Woden or Wotan. Unlike many of the other days of the week, this day did not correspond roughly w…ith the Roman designation for the day. (The Roman's named Wednesday for the messenger God - Mercury - In Romanian, the day is still known as miercuri). The early Scandanavians and Germans believed that Odin was the chief God of Asgard and as such deserved to have a day of the week named for him. The Anglo-Saxons used the word, Wodnesdaeg. Answer Other days of the week are also of Saxon/Norse origin: Tuesday, Friday and Thursday (for Tir, Freya and Thor respectively, all Norse gods/goddesses although like Wodnes (or Widnes) the names change slightly in the transition from Old Norse to Anglo-Saxon).
The ashes used on Ash Wednesday are the ashes resulting from the burning of palms from the previous Palm Sunday. People bring in their saved palms (which were blessed before t…hey were distributed) and someone burns them to produce the ashes.
in the Dictionary. 'T'hursday comes before 'W'ednesday
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No it's not. EastEnders is on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and the ombnibus is on Sunday. Episodes from the last 7 days are available on BBC iPlayer. thankx for askin…g and i hope i helped !!
Grocery ads come out on what is called "best food day" in every market. Over the years this had been driven by when the main vehicle used to distribute the ad reaches th…e consumer. When most ads were delivered in the newspaper...food sections were created to carry the ads along with many branded manufactuers ads sold by the paper to accompany the ads. Recipies were a staple also. Many papers made this section available on Wednesday. In some markets it is Sunday. With the direct mail option becoming available in the form of Red Plum and others the day may be different. In most markets most supermarkets distribute their ads on the same day...in some they do not.
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it comes on Tuesday and Wednesday everyweek