13 Jan 2016

Days named after planets

Have you ever wondered about where the week names come from?
Days of the week have their origins back to ancient Rome where the common practice was to name the days of the week after planets.
Here you have two examples:
Sunday is the first day of an English week. That day was named after the big star in the sky (The Sun)
Monday is the first day of the work week. Like Sunday, it was named after an object the Romans saw in the night sky (the Moon)

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