10 Facts About Sunday

1. Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday.

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2. English noun Sunday derived sometime before 1250 from sunedai, which itself developed from Old English Sunnandæg (literally meaning "sun's day"), which is cognate to other Germanic languages, including Old Frisian sunnandei, Old Saxon sunnundag, Middle Dutch sonnendach (modern Dutch zondag), Old High German sunnun tag (modern German Sonntag), and Old Norse sunnudagr (Danish and Norwegian søndag, Icelandic sunnudagur and Swedish sondag).

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3. In Russian the word for Sunday is Воскресенье meaning "Resurrection".

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4. In Korean, Sunday is called 일요일 Il-yo-Il, meaning "day of sun".

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5. In Japanese, Sunday is 日曜日 Nichiyobi, which translates to "sun day".

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6. Arabic word for Sunday is "الاحد", meaning "the first".

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7. International standard ISO 8601 for representation of dates and times, states that Sunday is the seventh and last day of the week.

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8. In Old Russian, Sunday was called неделя, “free day”, or “day with no work”, but in the contemporary language this word means “week”.

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9. In Roman culture, Sunday was the day of the Sun god.

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10. Sunday is associated with the Sun and is symbolized by ☉.

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