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The Seven-Day 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. more

Long Weekend – Bank Holiday Weekend

A long weekend lasts at least three days because a Monday or a Friday is a (bank) holiday. A four-day bridge weekend is when a Thursday or Tuesday is a holiday and you also have the bridge day off to join it with the weekend. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

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. more

Why Are There 7 Days in a Week?

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. more

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