Re: Why 7 day week ?

Steve Hayes (
Mon, 13 Feb 1995 06:28:02 GMT

In article <> (Todd Michel McComb) writes:

>>So is the 7-day week a traditional calendar in Japan (& rest of
>>Asia), or is it a recent importation ?
>This is a topic of great interest to me. If someone has a reference
>on the world-wide spread of the 7-day week, I'd really like to know
>about it.

I believe Japan adpted the Gregorian Calendar (and with it the 7-day week)
late in the 19th century.

Steve Hayes, Editorial Department, University of South Africa
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