Monday, August 08, 2005

Start of the Week

Its Monday… the start of another week – or so many say and thus dislike Monday`s. But, yet we also say on a Sunday that Sunday is the start of the week.
So how many starts does a week have?

1 comment:

Who is this Dave? said...

The Jewish week ends on the Sabbath (saturday), so Sunday was the first day of the week. Christianity, with its roots in Judaism, accepted that, albeit celebrating its sabbath on Sundays - the day Jesus rose from the dead.

With Christianity being the state religion, for 2,000 years, officially Sunday was the first day of the week.

Towards the end of the 20th century, the Labour government said that this was illogical, particularly as what we call the weekend includes Sundays, and so officially Monday was deemed to be the first day of the week, and most diaries are now printed to show that (although some church ones still show Sunday as the first day).