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Re: CHAT: Day & month names (was: CHAT: Easter & the Saxon Calendar (was:Passover/Easter))

From:Irina Rempt <ira@...>
Date:Sunday, April 30, 2000, 22:48
On Sun, 30 Apr 2000, Nik Taylor wrote:

> What caused Friday to be considered the first day of the week [in
Islamic countries]? Probably the fact that Friday is the holy day in Islam, like Saturday for the Jews and Sunday for the Christians. Though the Sabbath is still considered the *last* day of the week (Steg, or someone, am I right?) and secular Western culture tends to put Sunday at the end of the week as well, starting the (working) week on Monday. It's quite hard to get a calendar that starts on Sunday! Irina -- Varsinen an laynynay, saraz no arlet rastynay. (myself) - (Valdyas) (home)