Monday is the least rainy weekday.
According to a survey in 2002, Tuesday is the most productive day of the week in the workplace.
Women look their oldest every Wednesday at 3:30 pm
Most of the working person thinks of weekend holidays on Thursday.
13th of Friday is known as black Friday & known as the world’s worst day.
In areas near cities, it tends to rain more on Saturdays than in any other day of the week!
Sunday is the laziest day of the week, most people spend it un-routinely.
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Days of the Week! Why are there 7 days in a week? In this lesson, you will learn some fun fact about 7 days of the week.
Table of Contents
Days of the Week
7 days of the week
The Order of the Weekdays
Abbreviations for days of the week
Days of the Week | Infographic
DAYS OF THE WEEK
We have 7 “days of the week” but just only 5 “weekdays” and 2 days of weekend. Do you know what they are? Let’s check the following information.
7 DAYS OF THE WEEK
According to the history, each day of the week was assigned to one of the classical planets – the 7 celestial bodies visible to the naked eye. These are the Sun, the Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn which associated with Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Monday = means “the Moon’s day”
Tuesday = means “Tiw’s day”, the god of war and law.
Wednesday = means “Wodan’s day”, the Germanic god Wodan.
Thursday = named after the Norse god of thunder, Thor.
Friday = means “day of Frigg”, the Norse goddess of fertility and love.
Saturday = named after the Roman god and planet Saturn.
Sunday = associated with the Sun.
The weekdays: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
THE ORDER OF THE WEEKDAYS
The Romans believed that each hour of the day was governed by one of the deities associated with the celestial bodies. According to this planetary hours system, the 1st hour of the 1st day of the week was thought to be governed by the Moon. Following the above order for each consecutive hour, the 2nd hour was steered by Saturn, the 3rd hour by Jupiter, and so on.
By applying this pattern to all 168 hours of the week, the Romans associated the 1st hour of each weekday with following celestial bodies:
Day 1: Moon (Monday)
Day 2: Mars (Tuesday)
Day 3: Mercury (Wednesday)
Day 4: Jupiter (Thursday)
Day 5: Venus (Friday)
Day 6: Saturn (Saturday)
Day 7: Sun (Sunday)