The so called “week-end” can exit only in a class society like capitalism where working class is exploited by an another class – capitalist class. For the majority, especially for those who belong to the working class “the weekend” become for them something so natural and so necessary that for someone would be hard to refrain from this idea, because they are tied to it, not only due the social condition we live today in this system, but also due to the psychological condition created. The majority from the working class wait Friday all the week, as if this day would be for them “the day of their release”. And it is true, all the week they are exploited, they work for wages, they live in a wage slavery system. The irony is that we call this “my work place”, “my job”. Also many hate the Sunday, because the next day is Monday, and they have to go to “their job”. In capitalism those belonging to the working class have not other choice than to sell they labor power and to accept to be exploited by one capitalist or another. In capitalism “weekend” makes sense, because it creates an illusion, it keeps the working class to believe that they have a good life, and it is something. But more and more people, including me, understand that the weekend is a disappointment. Many people start to understand that the weekend doesn’t solve their problems, they don’t feel rested, free, and fulfilled in their life. It is a deception. They feel that they are living in a prison, and the weekends are given to you to go and drink in a club because you need it, you need it “to relax” in order to be able to work again for a capitalist who will exploit your life the next weekend.
In socialism there wouldn’t be a such thing as “weekend”, it wolud be a nonsense. People will loose the sense of such concept “weekend”, I am sure. This will happen because socialism will be a completely another society, with another thinking and values. There will be only voluntary work, and work in socialism will have another meaning for people, it would be something wich they will do for their self-realization, for their pleasure, and for their engagement that they want to contribute to a society where they can really be free in their life and fulfilled. They also will want to contribute to this society because they will not want to return to things like wage salvery, “my jobs”, and “oh, again is Monday”, and where one dog eats another. They will contribute to a such society because what they will do will really count and they will rally have control upon their own life.