Saturday and Sunday when you do not have to go to work and you just relax and lounge around the house is an example of the weekend.
intransitive verbweek·end·ed, week·end·ing, week·ends
Historically in North America and parts of Europe, people would often work on Saturday as well, or at least until noon on Saturday. Thus the "weekend" might begin at noon or later on Saturday in older texts.
To describe the soonest upcoming weekend:
(third-person singular simple present weekends, present participle weekending, simple past and past participle weekended)