Sunday.

According to the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO 8601, Sunday is officially the seventh and last day of the week.

For many, it’s a day for relaxing. For others, it’s jam packed with sport, socialising, meals and errands.

Here’s a look at the national habits on Sunday, around the world.

Morning

For those that manage to get up in time for breakfast:

Cups of coffee that will be gulped:1234

Cups of tea that will be sipped:56789

Glasses of juice that will be slurped:10

Bowls of cereals that will be eaten:1112

And number of newspapers that will be read:131415

Around the world, everybody will be eating different dishes.

Some common breakfasts include:16

ASIA

MISO SOUP
CONGEE
DIM SUM
PARATHAS
HAE JANG GUK
NASI LEMAK

EUROPE

BRIOCHE WITH NUTELLA
FULL ENGLISH
RYE WITH JAM, CHEESE,
BOILED EGGS, QUARK
SCRAMBLED EGGS WITH
CHIVES AND BREAD
PORRIDGE
BUNDAS KENYER
(SAVOURY FRENCH TOAST)

AMERICAS

FRENCH TOAST
WITH MAPLE SYRUP
CHILAQUILES
AREPAS
BOILED GREEN BANANA
WITH SALTED FISH
PAN CON CHICHARON

AUSTRALASIA

THE BIG BREKKIE

Politicians work hard on Sundays.

Across the UK, US, and Australia...

of political interview shows are screened. 171819
Midday
75% of people don’t leave the house on Sundays.20

For many people, weekends are a time to do more, of everything.21

SLEEPING
0 hrs
0 hrs
EATING & DRINKING
0 hrs
0 hrs
HOUSEWORK
0 hrs
0 hrs
GARDENING
0 hrs
0 hrs
WATCHING TV
0 hrs
0 hrs
PHONE CALLS & EMAIL
0 hrs
0 hrs

Afternoon

It’s also the traditional day to attend Sunday mass.
Church attendance around the world:222324

POLAND

0%

MEXICO

0%

INDIA

0%

UK

0%

AUSTRALIA

0%

GERMANY

0%

SWEDEN

0%

The Sunday Blues officially kick in at 4:13pm25 with people getting anxious about the working week ahead.
Evening
3 hours is the average time it takes for tensions to arise for those who have the extended family over.26

For those who prefer a Sunday night takeaway, here are some popular choices from all over the world:

PIZZA

INDIAN BUTTER CHICKEN
CHINESE
WRAPS
CONGEE
ZZAZANGMEON
(CHINESE BLACK NOODLES)
FRIED CHICKEN

Night Time

With Monday morning looming, many people have difficulties falling asleep.

35%
of people have trouble drifting off.27282930
ZZZ
And it’s more difficult for those working full time.31

People who find it hard to fall asleep on a Sunday, by employment:32

FULLTIME

50%

HOMEMAKER

50%

UNEMPLOYED

50%

STUDENTS

50%

But as everyone eventually dozes off, it’s another week over.

There’ll be
7,046 million
dreams had33, and...
593.62 million
dreams remembered on Monday morning.34

Sources
Notes on our data:

1 Cup of Coffee = 7g
1 Cup of Tea = 2.8g
Average Bowl of Cereal = 30g
Average Glass of Orange Juice = 500ml

Additional Reference Sources: