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

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Sunday, April 30, 2000, 23:18
On Mon, 1 May 2000, Irina Rempt wrote:

>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!
It's the only sort I've ever been able to find. They commonly start on Sunday in the US, even though most folk, as you say, consider Monday the first day of the week. Padraic.
> Irina