Days of the week
Today is Sunday.
The days of the week are set by ISO 8601, with Monday as the first day of the week. Unofficially, however, some places adopt Sunday as the first day.
IN most countries, the working week is Monday–Friday, and the weekend is Saturday–Sunday. However, the working week is Saturday–Wednesday and the weekend Thursday–Friday in some countries where Islam is the main religion. Furthermore, the working week is Sunday–Thursday and the weekend Friday–Saturday in Israel.
Learners usually rote learn this at an early stage. Note that there are cognates with some of the names of the days in other Germanic languages, and calques of some of the names in Romance languages.
See also; Months of the year.
Abbreviations[edit | edit source]
The days of the week are often abbreviated as follows:
- >3 letter: Mon-Tues-Weds-Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun
- 3 letter: Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sat-Sun
- 2 letter: Mo-Tu-We-Th-Fr-Sa-Su
- 1-2 letters: M-Tu-W-Th-F-Sa-Su
- 1 letter: M-T-W-T-F-S-S (note T and S are ambiguous).