I had to pause for a few seconds when I woke up this morning, trying to remember what day this was, oh yes… Sunday, all day.
It does feel like a Sunday, though. And what, you ask, does a Sunday actually feel like? Good question.
It is traditionally a day of rest. I wonder if that habit, resting on the 7th day was recognized prior to the Christian era? They have re-cycled so many other rituals and rites, I would not be surprised. Depends, though, doesn’t it, if the people who lived several thousand or more years ago used a calendar that broke the year down by week, and the weeks by 7 days.
All those extra months aside, does that mean this is where the beginnings of a 7-day week began?
Ask and ye shall receive — so I did, and found this link on the internet, explaining possible historical origins of a 7-day week.
- Why did julius caesar make a calendar (wiki.answers.com)
- Who were some ancient roman famous people (wiki.answers.com)
*image courtesy: http://www.clipartoday.com/_thumbs/034/C/Calendar_1_tnb.png