7 Days of The Week
There are seven days in a week. They are the followings –
- Sunday (The day after Saturday)
- Monday (The day after Sunday)
- Tuesday (The day after Monday)
- Wednesday (The day after Tuesday)
- Thursday (The day after Wednesday)
- Friday (The day after Thursday)
- Saturday. (The day after Saturday)
But always remember to write the first letter of the names of the days of the week in capital letters as the names of the days come from mythological characters. Here are the links of the days with different mythological characters:
|Sunday||Related with Sun|
|Monday||Related with moon|
|Tuesday||From the God Tiw, related with Mars|
|Wednesday||Linked with Germanic God Odin|
|Thursday||Associated with Thor, the Germanic God of thunder|
|Friday||Linked with Germanic Goddess Frigga|
|Saturday||Related with Saturn|
What is the first day of the week?
According to the international standard ISO 8601, Monday is the first day of the week. But some countries like – the US, Canada, Japan etc. consider Sunday as the first day of the week and 96% of countries in the world like – India, Australia, China, and Ireland believes that Monday is the first day of the week.
Now you can say that a week starts from Monday and ends on Sunday or starts from Sunday and ends on Saturday. Because every country does not consider the same day as the starting day of a week. For this reason, the end of the week is also different in various countries.
Here is a shortlist of the first and last days of a week in different countries of the world –
|First day of the week||Last day of the week||Countries’ Name|
|Sunday||Saturday||Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Macao, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, United States, Venezuela, Zimbabwe|
|Monday||Sunday||Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zeland, Norway, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam,|
|Saturday||Friday||Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen|
Do you know which days of the week are ‘weekdays’ and which ones are ‘weekend days’? Let’s see – Weekday and Weekend days.
Is Sunday the first or last day of the week?
According to the international standard ISO 8601, Sunday is the last day of the week. But you can’t say that it is considered everywhere as the last day of the week. A very few countries like – the US, Canada, Brazil, and Colombia classify Sunday as the first day of the week. But most countries treat Sunday as the last day of the week.
First day of the week
As per the international standard ISO 8601, the first day of the week is Monday and most countries follow this belief. But like the last day of the week, it also varies from country to country. Actually, it depends on the culture and religion of the country. Several countries treat Sunday as the first day of a week and some treat Saturday as the starting day of the week.