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

13 Oct 1995 18:25:53 GMT

In article <45jjn6$>, (Gilbert Aubin) wrote:

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> Anthony Potts ( wrote:
> : On Fri, 11 Aug 1995, Helge Moulding wrote:
> : > Why, where in the world are you from that a week starts with a Sunday?
> : Yours questioningly,
> : Anthony Potts
> Actually,both versions are in use. In some European languages names of
> the days are notderived from names of planets,as they are mostly in
> English (Monday - Moon-day, Sunday obvious, Saturday - Saturn- day etc)

I was always taught that Sunday was the 1st day of the week and I believe
that comes from the Old Testament tradition that God rested on the Seventh
day. This was celebrated each week on the Sabbath day, which was
Saturday. (I wonder if the Spanish Sabado which looks suspiciously like
it shares a common root with Sabath does not bolster this argument. But I

Websters New Collegiate Dictionary also defines Saturday as the 7th day of
the week.