We spend so much time engaged in recreation--so, why, we all ought to know all about it.
The WeekEnd is typically a time for recreation, perhaps (in Western and Muslim cultures) because the SabBath falls on the WeekEnd and the SabBath is "the day of rest."
Recreation is different from LeiSure.
MuSic and DanCe play an important part of recreation in many cultures. So does SportS, of course.