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    Can we say 'have a nice weekend' on Staurdays?

    'Have a nice weekend' is often heard on Fridays. Is that OK to say it on Saturdays as well?

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    Re: Can we say 'have a nice weekend' on Staurdays?

    Hello jiaruchan, I'm not a teacher, but I hope my advice helps!

    A weekend is considered to be Saturday and Sunday in American culture, so it wouldn't be normal to wish someone a good weekend when they're already in the weekend. However, it is acceptable to say, "Have a good rest of the weekend!" Or you can say something else like it.

    I hope this helps. :)

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    Re: Can we say 'have a nice weekend' on Staurdays?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gnome View Post
    Hello jiaruchan, I'm not a teacher, but I hope my advice helps!

    A weekend is considered to be Saturday and Sunday in American culture, so it wouldn't be normal to wish someone a good weekend when they're already in the weekend. However, it is acceptable to say, "Have a good rest of the weekend!" Or you can say something else like it.

    I hope this helps. :)
    Thank you. Do you mean it is quite different from 'have a good day' said during the daytime when people are already there?

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    Re: Can we say 'have a nice weekend' on Staurdays?

    Quote Originally Posted by jiaruchan View Post
    Thank you. Do you mean it is quite different from 'have a good day' said during the daytime when people are already there?
    I'm not a teacher.

    Well, I suppose. That would depend on the circumstances. Let's say a group of students has just arrived at a camp for the weekend. It's Saturday morning, and the instructor wishes the group to have a good weekend. But if it's Saturday evening or night, it's not normal to wish someone a good weekend. Even in the middle of the week, I've heard people say "have a good rest of the week."

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    Re: Can we say 'have a nice weekend' on Staurdays?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gnome View Post
    I'm not a teacher.

    Well, I suppose. That would depend on the circumstances. Let's say a group of students has just arrived at a camp for the weekend. It's Saturday morning, and the instructor wishes the group to have a good weekend. But if it's Saturday evening or night, it's not normal to wish someone a good weekend. Even in the middle of the week, I've heard people say "have a good rest of the week."
    I see. Thank you.

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