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Week Start on Sunday or Monday? Why 7 days A week?

Does the week start on Monday? Or is it Sunday?

Is the first day of the week Sunday or Monday?

Generally, on the calendar, the week starts on Sunday instead of Monday.

On the other hand, we call Saturday and Sunday “weekends”.

According to this, Sunday is the last day, not the first.

What is the truth?

The origin of the day of the week system dates back to the 2nd century BC.

At that time, Jews were absent from work on Saturday and prayed to God.

And the next Sunday was the beginning of the week.

Also in Christianity, Sunday was the beginning of the week.

Saturday was a holiday in Judaism and Sunday was a holiday in Christianity, both of which were the beginning of the week.

Since then, as Christianity has spread around the world, more countries have set Sunday as the first day of the week.

However, for some time it has become common in Europe to have Monday as the first day of the week.

Since it is more convenient to start the week after the holidays, ISO promoted Monday in 1974 to start the week.

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