Monday, December 27, 2021

Days of the week facts

Happy Monday!! 

May your day be marvelous!!

Joey wants to know if you know where the seven (7) days of the week came from? Sometime around the 6th century B.C. the seven days of the week came from the ancient Babylonians. The ancient Babylonians divided their year into weeks. The ancient Babylonians named the days of the week after the sun, moon, and planets. The days of the week names have been changed many times over the years by many different cultures leading up to our Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday week names.


What is your favorite day of the week?


Facts about the seven (7) days of the week:

1. The days of the week from the bible times were: day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, and day 7. The 7th day is the sabbath; a day of rest!

2. The Roman’s associated the days of the week with the moon, sun, and planets:

First day of the week. Day one (1) Moon (Monday)

Second day of the week. Day two (2) Mars (Tuesday)

Third day of the week. Day three (3) Mercury (Wednesday)

Fourth day of the week. Day four (4) Jupiter (Thursday)

Fifth day of the week. Day five (5) Venus (Friday)

Sixth day of the week. Day six (6) Saturn (Saturday)

Seventh day of the week. Day seven (7) Sun (Sunday)

3. There are seven (7) days in a week. There are fifty-two (52) weeks in a year. Twenty-four (24) hours in a day. There is one-hundred and sixty-eight (168) hours in a week. How many minutes is there in a week?

4. Every year has fifty-two (52) Mondays unless the year starts on a Monday then it will have fifty-three (53) Mondays in the year. If a leap year starts on a Sunday or Monday there will be fifty-three (53) Mondays in that year. Some Months have four (4) Mondays in it and other months have five (5) Mondays in it depending on which day the month starts on.

5. Here are the abbreviations for the days of the week:

Sunday – Sun.

Monday – Mon.

Tuesday – Tue., or Tues.

Wednesday – Wed.

Thursday – Thu., Thur., or Thurs.

Friday – Fri.

Saturday – Sat.

6. The year 2022 will start on a Saturday and end on a Saturday! Christmas Eve will be on a Saturday in 2022. Saturday is a good day it is part of the weekend. Did you know that weekend stands for the end of the week? The end of the week is Saturday and Sunday.


Share a fact about the days of the week with us?


Books about the days of the week:

1. Days of the Week Kindergarten Workbook by Key Fleming

2. Days of The Week Learning For Kids: by R. Rose

3. Lacy Littleton's Busy Week: Days of the Week by Mrs. Sandra Santini

4. A Second, a Minute, a Week with Days in It: by Brian Cleary

Parents be sure all books are child friendly before reading them to your child/children.



I have written 4 children’s books so far. My 15-year-old daughter illustrated two of them and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. Two of them are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million. 




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