Have you ever wondered why the week has seven days and not more or less?
Some countries tried to change the week to a different number of days and had to return to the cycle of seven, because that is how humans have lived from the beginning, since Cod created the world.
Cod was the one who invented the week with seven days, and there is no scientific explanation for it, like there is for the months and seasons.
The names of the days of the week are among the first things we are taught when we learn another language.
The Romans did not create the days, as you already know, but the names that they gave to them ended up being used by many languages. In English we say Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; in Latin the names were dies Saturni (meaning «day of Saturn»), dies Solis (meaning «day of the sun»), and dies Lunae (meaning the day of the moon»). In English, the names for Tuesday through Friday come from names of gods, while in Latin those days were named after planets. However, in Spanish the seventh day is called sábado, which comes from the Hebrew shabbat, meaning «rest.»
In the story of Creation, in Genesis 1, the Biblesays that God made heaven and earth in six days, and on the seventh dayHe rested. That’s why we call the seventh day the «Sabbath.» The Sabbath is the day that Cod gives us to be able to rest from school, from work, from the activities we do throughout the week … to remember that God is our Creator, and to enjoy our family and nature.
Do you know any hymn about the days of the week? Sing it and write it down in your Prayer Journal.