Blue Monday is supposedly the most depressing day of the year, it's a Monday in beginning of January. Several news pages reports about this.
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How are you feeling today? Chances are, not that great... Because this morning you woke up on what has come to be known as ‘Blue Monday’ - the day of the year on which most of us feel at our lowest ebb. PUBLISHED: 00:55 GMT, 21 January 2013
'Maandag 20 januari is deprimerendste dag van het jaar'
Een Britse psycholoog heeft maandag 20 januari aangewezen als 'Blue Monday', oftewel de deprimerendste dag van het jaar.
Translation: Monday 20th january is the most depressing day of the year. British psychologists says that Monday 20th January, "Blue Monday" is the most depressing day of the whole year.
Blue Monday is a name given to a date in January stated, as part of a publicity campaign by Sky Travel, to be the most depressing day of the year. However, the whole concept is considered pseudoscience, with its formula derided by scientists as nonsense.
It seems to be reported yearly on news pages about this topic. On the other hand they seem to report different dates as blue Monday, and reference "psychologist" without any source to it. Wikipedia article on Blue Monday calls it pseudoscience, so what is it?