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Old 07-10-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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My husband and I are having a fierce argument. What day does the week begin?

Sunday?

Monday?

Some other day?

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My husband and I are having a fierce argument. What day does the week begin?

Sunday?

Monday
I say Monday, since Sunday is at the end of the weekend, and since Monday is the beginning of the work week. JMHO

   
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Sunday here, although you can get calendars now that start with Monday, but it always looks strange.

   
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I once did some work for a company that produces planners and diaries. They said there was an ISO standard that declared Monday the first day of the week.

Many places, though, seem to think it's Sunday. And we have the curiosity of the week-to-view planner, in many places showing months with weeks beginning on Sundays and weeks themselves beginning on Mondays.

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If you read the Old Testament and believe/agree the Sabbath ends the week, then the week begins on Sunday. In the context of the OT, the Sabbath is Saturday.

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I always think of Sunday as the first day of the week, for a lot of reasons. As a child that's the order I learned the days of the week - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc. Monthly calendars show Sunday as the first day of the week. And there may be a long-buried Biblical element to it as well, brought on by close proximity to priests and nuns in my early school years. But I don't recall ever reading anywhere what the "official" first day of the week is.

   
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Depends on which day I get out of bed.

   
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And on the seventh day ....

So it depends on your faith?

   
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Well, I was intrigued by the question and did a bit of research:

Either

Or

More

I think you may have to concede you're both right. OK, Kathleen, time to tell us which of you says what. <vbg>

   
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I once did some work for a company that produces planners and diaries. They said there was an ISO standard that declared Monday the first day of the week.
I looked that up, and found it to be ISO 8601. And your client was right.

   
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