Pronunciation: The Days of the Week

What is the first day of the week? Is it Sunday or Monday?

According to the Bible, the Sabbath or Saturday is the last day of the week which marks Sunday as the first day of the week for many Jewish and Christians, while many countries, for instance Indonesia, regard Monday as the first day of the week.

  • Weekdays are the five days from Monday to Friday.
  • The weekend is Saturday and Sunday.

Did you know that Monday is taken from the Anglo-Saxon “Monandaeg”, meaning “the moon’s day”? This second day was sacred to the goddes of the moon.

Read for more here Origins of the names of the day

Day – Pronunciation Written abbreviation
Monday Mon.
Tuesday Tues.
Wednesday Wed.
Thursday Thurs.
Friday Fri.
Saturday Sat.
Sunday Sun.


We say:

  • on Monday, on Tuesday, etc.
  • at the weekend.
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