Not everyone's weekend is on Saturday and Sunday!
When you say to someone "Have a nice weekend", chances are you mean "Have a nice Saturday and Sunday". But not everyone's weekend falls on those particular days.
, for instance, the weekend is on
Friday and Saturday to accommodate the Jewish Sabbath. For Muslims, Friday is the holiest day of the week, and the traditional weekend used to be Thursday and Friday. But these days,
most Muslim countries also have their weekend on
Friday and Saturday
, so as to better coincide with the workweek of international markets.
For more specific information about the standard working weeks and weekends of countries around the world,