Monday, December 27

Days of the week facts

Week Facts

Where did the seven (7) days of the week come from? 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. Many cultures have changed the days of the week names many times 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 in biblical times were day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 6, and day 7. The seventh day is the Sabbath, a day of rest!

2. The Romans 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 are one-hundred and sixty-eight (168) hours in a week. How many minutes are there in a week?

4. Every year has fifty-two (52) Mondays unless the year starts on a Monday, in which case it will have fifty-three (53) Mondays. 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, and other months have five (5) Mondays, 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 and end on a Saturday! Christmas Eve will be on a Saturday in 2022. Saturday is a good day, and 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.




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