Articles About Weekdays (13)
The 7 Days of the Week
The 7-day week is the international standard that is used by the majority of the world. There are 52 or 53 weeks in a year, but countries vary on how they count the weeks.
Long Weekends in the US and the UK
A long weekend happens when a holiday falls right before or after the weekend (e.g., Friday or Monday). Find a list of recurring UK and US long weekends.
Monday: the Moon’s Day
Monday is the first day of the week according to the international standard, but in the US, Canada, and Japan it is the second day of the week.
Tuesday: Tiw’s and Mars' Day
Tuesday was originally named after the Roman god of war Mars, but the Norse people named it after their own god of war, Tyr.
Wednesday: Odin's Day
Wednesday is the third day of the week, and it is named after Odin, the Norse allfather-god who sent his ravens to Earth to keep an eye on people.
Thursday Is Thor's Day
Thursday is named after Thor, the hammer-wielding Norse god of thunder. It is the fourth day of the week between Wednesday and Friday.
Friday Is the Fifth Day
Friday is the fifth day of the week, and the last day of the working week in most western countries. It is named after Norse fertility goddess Frigg.
Saturday: Saturn's day
Saturday is the day of the week, and it is usually considered the sixth day of the week. Saturday is named after the ancient Roman god Saturn.
Sunday: the Sun's Day
Sunday is the seventh day of the week according to the international standard. However, many countries count Sunday as the first day of the week.
The Gregorian Calendar
The Gregorian calendar is the internationally accepted civil calendar that was first adopted in 1582.
Why Does a Week Have 7 Days?
It's Monday, you have to wait 5 days till the weekend. Why does a week have 7 days, and why in that order? Thank the Moon and an ancient people in today's Iraq.
The Doomsday Rule
Some dates fall on the same weekday every year. Use this knowledge to calculate the weekday of any given date in your head.
What Are Week Numbers?
Most of us have learned that a year has 52 weeks. So why do some calendars have a week numbered 53?