Blue Monday is called Blue Monday as it is the ‘most depressing day’ of the year. But why did we pick this date? Here’s a few things you probably didn’t know about Blue Monday yet.
There’s a formula to calculate the exact date of ‘Blue Monday’ and most of the time it comes down to the third Monday of January. ‘Weather’, ‘days until Christmas’ and ‘time passed since failing our New Year’s resolutions’ are a some of the factors that are taken into account. As you can imagine, there is no scientific proof that Blue Monday is actually the most depressing day of the year.
There’s a lot of contradiction when it comes to the word ‘blue’ describing sadness. In music we use ‘blues’ to describe a music stream that expresses mostly sadness and melancholy. While on the other hand, we find ‘blue skies’ a good thing that makes our day somewhat brighter.
In the 19th century Blue Monday wasn’t the most depressing day of the year for textile workers. Denim textiles went to a process that ‘painted’ them blue and were laid to dry on Monday. This meant Blue Monday was a day off for the textile workers.
Of course you should live every day to the fullest and to brighten up your Blue Monday, we’re giving you a 15% discount on all blue boxer shorts. Because there’s no better feeling than putting on brand new boxers at the start of your day!