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When s the first weekend of January?

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Whathappendexactly Tue 27-Dec-16 10:25:07

Posting here for traffic. I would like as many replies as possible if you don't mind. Judt to see if it is indeed open to interpretation.

Is the first weekend of January Saturday 31st of December/ Sunday 1st of January or is Saturday 7th / Sunday 8th ?

Gizlotsmum Tue 27-Dec-16 10:27:24

In my mind 7th/8th

maybeshesawomble Tue 27-Dec-16 10:28:55


SheldonsSpot Tue 27-Dec-16 10:29:40


LineyReborn Tue 27-Dec-16 10:30:41

Sunday 1st.

Brokenbiscuit Tue 27-Dec-16 10:30:49

7th/8th in my mind, but clearly, there is room for interpretation, so I'd check if you've made plans with someone.

EnoughAlreadyLady Tue 27-Dec-16 10:31:04


PaperdollCartoon Tue 27-Dec-16 10:31:29


This coming weekend is just no-mans land

harderandharder2breathe Tue 27-Dec-16 10:49:36

7/8th but I would clarify if making plans

Grilledaubergines Tue 27-Dec-16 10:54:47


Otherwise with Sunday being 1st Jan, you'd usually refer to it as 'New Years day' if it's with regard to plans/invitation.

HunterHearstHelmsley Tue 27-Dec-16 10:58:49


KayTee87 Tue 27-Dec-16 11:00:08

7/8th - you wouldn't refer to Sunday 1st as first weekend in January.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 27-Dec-16 11:02:28

7/8th because it's the first full weekend.

PixieMiss Tue 27-Dec-16 11:03:43


80sMum Tue 27-Dec-16 11:05:39

I also think it's the 7th and 8th.

VladmirsPoutine Tue 27-Dec-16 11:07:11


sometimesKit Tue 27-Dec-16 11:07:36

Could be either, definitely need to clarify if there are plans afoot!

Whathappendexactly Tue 27-Dec-16 11:13:31

Thanks. I honestly thought it to be the weekend of 31st / 1st as that what it looks like on a calendar. (I count the numbers in red ).

akittencalledjesus Tue 27-Dec-16 13:46:06


Man10 Tue 27-Dec-16 13:51:09

I agree with 7th/8th, though I can see there's room for disagreement.

The coming weekend isn't in December or January as far as I'm concerned. A weekend is two days, both have to be in the month in question for the weekend to be "in".

PigletWasPoohsFriend Tue 27-Dec-16 13:52:47

Depends if it is the first 'full weekend' or not.

allegretto Tue 27-Dec-16 13:55:27

I would say that weekend refers to two days so it has to be 7/8th.

Davros Tue 27-Dec-16 14:09:46


InTheDessert Tue 27-Dec-16 14:24:55

Being particularly unhelpful, Friday 6, Sat 7. Sunday is a working day here. It's amazing how your internal day calender counts. I just "knew" it was 2 days to the weekend, therefore it was Wednesday. Nope. 2 days to the weekend now, and it's Tuesday evening (just fed the kids).

Snap8TheCat Tue 27-Dec-16 14:27:26


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