Naming of the days of the week

Did you know that the days of the week were named after six planets and the Sun? These are the same seven planets that are used in astrology. Not all of them are recognisable in English, but it is evident in French.

Sun-day is the day of the Sun (Dimanche), Mon-day is Moon’s day (Lundi), Tuesday is Mars day (Mar-di), Mercury gets its chance halfway into the week on Wednesday (Merc-redi), Thursday is the day of Jupiter (Jeu-di), Friday is Venus’s day (Ven-dredi) and Satur-day is the day of Saturn (Samedi).

On which day of the week were you born and which planet represents that day?


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