Yes, I believe that my weekends are long enough since they enable me to rejuvenate for the rigors of the next week by enabling me to do activities that I like. Of course, many people, including myself, would welcome an extra weekend day, but I don't see that occurring anytime soon.
Why should we always have three-day weekends? According to one expert, working less might help rescue the earth. A public holiday is something that almost everyone looks forward to. A three-day weekend provides extra time to spend with family and friends, to travel across the world, and to unwind from the stresses of work.
The concept of the weekend has changed over time. For example, in the United States, early in its history, Sunday was a federal holiday - it's now not considered a legal day off. There are several theories as to why Sundays were given as a vacation day. Some say it was because Christians believed that God created the world in seven days, so they needed a day to recover after such a task. Others say it was because people would travel long distances to sell their products at markets on Sunday, so they needed a day to recuperate after the trip.
All over the world, people enjoy the weekend by going out, seeing friends, having parties, etc. But they usually only have two days off in a week. The idea of a third day off came from Christianity. Early Christians believed that Jesus was resurrected on Sunday, so they also expected him back for another round of crucifixions on Monday. However, since then, many other countries have adopted the three-day weekend, so this idea is not limited to Christian cultures.
There are several reasons why a three-day weekend may not be appropriate.
If you want to spend your weekends feeling refreshed and invigorated, here are a few ideas to help you make the most of them.
Imagine if we had a three-day weekend every week, rather than just a few times a year. This isn't simply a lovely thought. Research has shown that providing more frequent opportunities for rest and relaxation helps employees be more productive and less likely to suffer from workplace stress disorders.
Here in the United States, we only have official federal holidays set by Congress every year. We have no national days off, except for Christmas Day. But there are several cases where the federal government has allowed certain states or groups of people to hold their own celebrations on designated days. These are called "state holidays."
For example, President Lincoln signed a bill into law creating Columbus Day as a federal holiday. It's celebrated on October 9th each year. The legislation was passed in 1866 to honor the discovery of America by Europeans. Before that date, American Indians had occupied the land now known as North America.
Another example is Veterans' Day. It's a federal holiday held in November to honor all veterans who have served our country. It was originally called Armistice Day until 1954 when it became Veterans' Day.
There are other holidays that don't occur annually but instead only once every few years such as New Year's Eve and Memorial Day.