Dutch term – Zaterdag

Zaterdag is the Dutch word for Saturday. In the early to mid 1900s, Saturday was a work day for men and a half school day for children. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the five-day work week became common.

Saturday – Husband’s day off, 1961. Credits: Jac de Nijs, collection Nationaal Archief (CC-0)

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