Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

Tom Hofmann (
Fri, 18 Aug 1995 12:17:34 GMT (John Winters) writes:
>on a Sunday. The only exception seems to be the week numbering
>scheme, which apparently starts the week on a Monday. Yes, of course
>the derivation of this is religious ("and on the 7th day he rested"
>and all that), but it's one of those things that has become so
>ingrained that it carries over into every day life, even for
>those of us who aren't particularly religious.

The "7th day when he rested" is the Sabbath, i.e. Saturday (look
at Israel). Early Christians began to worship on the first day of
the week (Sunday) instead of Sabbath, since Jesus resurrected on
the first day of the week. So again: week starts on Sunday.

Tom Hofmann