In this list of funny Wednesday facts, we’re going to consider the origin of Wednesday, particularly the origin of it’s name, just like other days of the week.

Irrespective of where the name of Wednesday originates from, prepare to be mind blown by other unknown facts about Wednesday that you’re yet to discover because they are often weird and referred to as weird Wednesday facts.

Facts About Wednesday

1. There are 52 Wednesdays in most years.

2. Statistically, there’s a 14.43% chance of leap years happening on Wednesdays.

3. Through out recorded history, the only century to have begun on a Wednesday is the 1800 century.

4. Up until the year 2008, Wednesday was always the luckiest day of the week for the stock market traders.

5. Wednesday is one of the most commonly misspelled words in the English language.
The D is silent, that pesky silent D is sitting there waiting to mess up our spelling test.

6. The astrological sign for Wednesday is the same as the astrological sign for the planet Mercury.

7. Wednesday is known as “hump day” in America because it is the middle of the working week and the hump you must get over to make it to Friday.

8. Good Wednesday was the day Jesus Christ was betrayed by one of his disciples, this day is also called Spy Wednesday by American Christians.

9. From 1st January of 2001 to 31st December 2100, there are 11 different years starting on a Wednesday. Summarily, the 21st Century has 11 years starting on a Wednesday.

10. In Japanese, the word for Wednesday (sui youbi) means “water day,” as it is associated with the planet Mercury (suisei), which means “water star.”

11. In many Slavic languages, Wednesday translates to “the middle.”
Similarly, in Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, and Mandarin Chinese, the name for Wednesday translates to “third day.”

12. The Wednesday before Easter is known as “Holy Wednesday,” or sometimes “Spy Wednesday,” in reference to Judas Iscariot’s betrayal of Jesus.

13. In American Christianity, both Catholic and Protestant churches schedule studies, prayers, or meetings on Wednesday nights.
This is reflected in the sports calendar for many public American schools, with Mondays and Thursdays being nights for girls’ games and Tuesdays and Fridays being nights for boys’ games, often avoiding Wednesdays altogether.

14. On Wednesday, May 10, 1797, the first U.S. Navy Ship, the “United States,” was launched.

15. Wednesday is named after Woden, the most important God in the German Pantheon, and is often associated with the Norse God Odin.
The name is derived from the Old English word Wōdnesdæg and the Middle English word Wednesdei, meaning “day of Woden,” reflecting the pre-Christian religion practiced by the Anglo-Saxons.
Woden and Odin are also associated with the Roman God Mercury, which is reflected in languages derived from Latin in their names for Wednesday, like French with “Mercredi,” Spanish with “Miercoles,” and Italian with “Mercoledì.”

16. In German, the word for Wednesday (Mittwoch) is the only day of the week that doesn’t end with “tag,” which means “day.”

17. Wednesday is also associated with the Roman god of Mercury( Latin Mercurius), and for this reason the Roman name for Wednesday; dies mercurri has references to the god.

18. The British football team (that’s soccer if you’re American) “Sheffield Wednesday” started as The Wednesday Cricket Club in 1820. They named themselves after the day on which they played their matches.

19. The first day of Lent in the Western Christian Calendar is known as “Ash Wednesday” and follows “Shrove Tuesday.”
On this day they usually have markings of a cross on their forehead made of Ash.

20. In Hindu mythology, Buddha is the God of Mercury, mid-week Wednesday, and the God of Merchants and merchandise.

21. Quakers continue to refer to Wednesday as the “Fourth Day” of the week in keeping with the traditional calendar to avoid the pagan associations Wednesday holds.

22. In the Thai Solar Calendar, the color associated with Wednesday is green.

23. In John Steinbeck’s 1945 novel Sweet Thursday, the Thursday of the title was said to have been preceded by a “Lousy Wednesday.”

24. Red Wednesday is the name of a Yezidi festival celebrated in Iraq.
There’s a day called Red Wednesday, it is an initiative of the Aid to Church In Need, an association that dedicates the Red Wednesday as day to advocate against religious violence. Red Wednesday is observed in November of every year.

25. According to a survey, bosses are most receptive to requests from their employees on a Wednesday.
So if you’re asking for a pay rise or a holiday, make sure you do it on a Wednesday, people!

26. In Australia on Wednesday, February 16, 1983, over 100 bushfires swept across southern Australia.
Seventy-five people lost their lives, as well as over 300,000 livestock, 2,600 people were injured, and roughly 9,000 homes were destroyed. It is estimated that the lost houses amounted to over $324 million. This day went on to be known as “Ash Wednesday.”

27. In the Addams Family films, the daughter is called Wednesday Addams.
Creator Charles Addams chose this name because of the nursery rhyme Monday’s Child, which says, “Wednesday’s child is full of woe.”

28. Wednesday is also seen as a recurring character name within some fiction, including Richard James Allen’s Thursday’s Fictions and Neil Gaiman’s American Gods.

They above facts about Wednesday are the ones we could compiled together in one place, for those who have been searching to learn a thing or more about the day.