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So getting back to the topic….
Ever wondered why there are only 7 days in a week? Why not 10 or 5 or 1!?
Let me tell you why-
WHY MAKE A WEEK?
A day is the time from one sunrise to the next. A month is about the time that passes from one full moon to the next.
Long ago, people used these amounts of time to organize their lives. But they also needed something longer than a day BUT shorter than a month.
So, in the ancient city of Babylon, seven days were put together to make a week.
The Babylonian week – The Babylonians made their calendar using the waxing and waning of the moon. They decided to make one week a seven-day period because that much time passed during EACH PHASE OF THE MOON: new moon to half moon, half moon to full moon, full moon to half moon and half moon to new moon. EACH TOOK 7 DAYS
WHY NOT 10 OR 5 OR 6 DAYS IN A WEEK?
The use of the seven-day week, which is thought to have originated in ancient Babylon, extended throughout the world with the spread of Christianity and Islam. Since then, countries have experimented with weeks of different lengths. In 1792, France tried a 10-day week, but it failed. Apparently, the seven-day week was a better match for people’s life. The Soviet Union tried a five-day system in 1929 and a six-day system in 1932, but neither stuck. In 1940, finally it returned to a seven-day week!
FACT: The Market opened every seven days in Babylon.
Thought of sharing this too – The Greek week lasted 10 days and The Roman week lasted 8 days.
That’s all for this post!
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