Checking how many hours until Wednesday is popular because, being the middle of the work week, it's often the day that the most work takes place before you reach the "end of the week".
Tracking how many days until Wednesday is useful if you want to get to (or over) "hump day" quickly or if you have an event/deadline coming up.
Use the countdown to Wednesday to see how many hours until Wednesday at any given moment.
When is Wednesday?
Wednesday falls between Tuesday and Thursday. It's generally considered to be the middle of the week and is the only day to be recognized as such.
This is because Monday and Tuesday are known as the start of the week, while Thursday and Friday are known as the end of the week.
Saturday and Sunday can often be considered the end of the week, but it's more common to simply call them the weekend.
What is the 4th Day of the Week?
Wednesday is often considered the third day of the week because most people refer to days of the week in relation to the work week (which starts on Monday and ends on Friday before the weekend).
However, officially, Wednesday is considered the fourth day of the week. This is because the week actually starts on Sunday, meaning after Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, the day Wednesday is the fourth day.
Why is Wednesday Special?
Wednesday is popularly known as hump day in the US, UK, and many other countries around the world. This is because it falls in the middle of the working week and is the day you have to "get through" to make it to the "end of the week".
For example, most people see Monday and Tuesday as "hard", "full-on" working days. Thursday and Friday are considered the "end of the week", where many tasks get pushed back to Monday.
Therefore, Wednesday is the hump day because it's the hardest day to get through before things start "slowing down" before the weekend.