In literature of the 1830s, Blue Monday referred to the hungover state of the labor workforce after a weekend spent drinking, and the association of the color blue with a depressed state of mind. In the 1860s, the term began to be applied to a weekly home "wash day." White clothing was sometimes rinsed with bluing, however the relevance of this fact to the nickname for Mondays is contested, and the name may simply carry over from the earlier usage.
Blue Monday may also refer to:
- "Blue Monday" (Fats Domino song), a song first recorded by Smiley Lewis and popularized by Fats Domino
- "Blue Monday" (New Order song), a song by New Order (later covered by Orgy)
- Blue Monday (opera), the original name of a George Gershwin one-act "jazz opera", also known as 135th Street
- "Blue Monday" (White Lion song), an instrumental by White Lion guitarist Vito Bratta
- Blue Monday (band), a Vancouver hardcore punk band
- Blue Monday (comics), a comic book by Chynna Clugston-Major
- Blue Monday (date), the date stated by Sky Travel to be the most depressing day of the year
- "Blue Monday" (Eureka Seven episode) is the 1st episode of the anime series Eureka Seven
- The fifth and deciding game of the 1981 National League Championship Series between the Montreal Expos and the Los Angeles Dodgers, in which the decisive home run was hit by Rick Monday
- Blue Mondays: Mama's Washday... Papa's too?, by Orville R. Butler, http://www.ultimatehistoryproject.com/blue-mondays.html
- What is bluing?, http://www.victorianpassage.com/2009/11/what_is_bluing.php
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