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Sunday

Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday. It gets its name from Sunne, the Saxon Sun god, or Sunna the Scandinavian Sun goddess.

Sunday is sometimes held to be the last day of the week (especially in modern Europe and South America), and sometimes the first day (a traditional view derived from ancient Jews and ancient Egyptians).

In orthodox Christian families and communities some activities are not done, e.g. working, doing something that requires somebody else to work such as buying goods or services (including the use of public transport), driving a car, gardening, washing a car, etc. Exceptions which are allowed are making use of religious services, and, usually, using electricity, and urgent medical matters.

In the popular rhyme, "Sunday's Child is fair and wise, and good and gay".

In ancient Jewish tradition Saturday is the sabbath. Many languages lack separate words for "Saturday" and "sabbath". Eastern Orthodox churches distinguish between the sabbath (Saturday) and the Lord's day (Sunday). Roman Catholics put so little emphasis on that distinction that many among them follow -- at least in colloquial language -- the Protestant practice of calling Sunday the sabbath.

Any month beginning on a Sunday will contain a Friday the 13th.

Sunday is the second day of the weekend.

See also:

Days of the Week
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