Z-Day is not a zombie holiday, as you might initially think. The date is dedicated to the last letter in the English alphabet. It is celebrated on January 1st and means fun.
So, if your name starts with Z, there is a habit that you are the last to be remembered. If lists are read out, you are also at the end. But today it’s a completely different matter – the alphabet is turned upside down! By the way, this works not only with names. Many people change the order of things, setting priorities differently than usual.
Researchers believe that the ancestor of the letter is the Semitic “Zayin”. Perhaps it was founded thanks to the Egyptian hieroglyph and was interpreted as a weapon. Then she passed to the Phoenicians. In ancient Greece, “Zeta” appeared, it was borrowed by the Romans. Over the years of phonetic processes, the letter changed its sound to [r] and was eliminated in the 5th century BC. For some time they forgot about it, but returned it in the 1st century – words appeared, the sound of which was impossible to convey.
Did you know that:
- until the end of the 19th century, the English alphabet ended with “&”;
- the combination “zzzzzz” is used in memes and means a sleeping person or wild fatigue;
- in physics, the sign means resistance; in chemistry, the number of protons in the nucleus.
How to celebrate
On Z-Day, do the opposite – turn the day upside down! If there are colleagues with names starting with this letter, pay attention to them and read the lists first. Study the history of the appearance of the letter in more detail and find out in what areas it is used. Purchase items related to the symbol, look for brands that start with “Z” and order their products. Throw a party, invite your friends and have fun!
When is Z Day celebrated in 2024?
Z Day is observed on January 1 each year.