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What is the seventh day: on Saturday or Sunday?

Updated on March 4, 2011

I was fiddling with my computer searching for an online calendar and something caught my attention. In some calendars, Sunday was the seventh day of the week, while in others, the seventh day was the Sabbath (Saturday).

The calendar in use today is the Roman, made up of 365 days and every four years, 366 days (leap year), divided into 12 months. The week is a division of the days of the year in seven categories (names). They are called different names by countries, but always (I always say!) Has 24 hours each.

In the U.S. the weekdays are so called: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Notice something strange? No, I did not notice. But look at the nomenclature in Brazil: SUNDAY, SECOND,THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH,SIXTH and SATURDAY. Lately this order has been changed to: SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH, SIXTH, SATURDAY and SUNDAY. That is, in Brazil the week (for some) begins on Monday. How? Don’t know. Is there any way to get some task skipping the first step? (And leaves it to make it in the end?) Is possible (or logical) to begin their studies from the second school year and when you go to college back to the first year? No, absolutely not.

What surprises me most is not the placement of SUNDAY as the seventh day and yes, a lot of discussion (often with violence) that this change leads among Catholics and Christian Sabbatarian (remembering that I'm talking about Brazil. I do not know the reality in other countries). The first claim that the seventh day is SUNDAY , while others claim that the seventh day is the Sabbath (Saturday).

Now a question: what difference will it make in their lives that change? No difference is the answer. Both days have 24 hours, are equal. Which why this is?

The Sabbatarian not make any kind of business (financial, commercial, trade, jobs) on the Sabbath, which they say is a holy day. The Sabbath is a day of rest of them. Since Catholics claim that Sunday should be holy in honor of the resurrection of Christ.

Returning to the theme of the week, and their names, leave a suggestion: why not just call them by numbers? That is, if the number 7 is so important to worship, holiness and rest, that this day is adored by everyone, no matter if they think it is Sunday or Saturday.


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      3 years ago

      I don't know who you wrote this for but you helped a brtoher out.

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      3 years ago

      I'd venurte that this article has saved me more time than any other.

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      Bible student 

      4 years ago

      If it is neither sunday nor Saturday, what is it then?

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      7 years ago

      The Bible Sabbath is neither Saturday nor Sunday!

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      7 years ago from United States

      Nice. I wish people really didn't have to fight over something as stupid as this though. I mean, really, as you said its only a 24 hour difference. Will god really punish you for being 24 hours early or late? If it was so important why isn't it written in stone the actual day, saturday, or sunday? Thank you for this info and I hope this comment helps.


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