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    Default First day of the week?

    It always used to be Sunday.

    Just been arguing about this with some people. They said go and look at a calender. Sure enough, they all have Monday as the first day of the week.

    When the hell did that change and why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Blue Plymouth View Post
    It always used to be Sunday. ..
    True, but it was a daft idea. Why would anyone rest at the start of the week, before they've done any work?

    Starting the week on Monday makes far more sense for most people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    True, but it was a daft idea. Why would anyone rest at the start of the week, before they've done any work?

    Starting the week on Monday makes far more sense for most people.
    On the seventh day God rested... Sunday is / was the day of rest and hence is the 7th day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    On the seventh day God rested... Sunday is / was the day of rest and hence is the 7th day.
    Two different explanations in one.
    The religious explanation is:
    1. God rested on the sabbath - which is Saturday, hence Saturday is the 7th day.
    2. Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday, so Christians tend to see that day as more important than the Saturday.
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