See also: Monday (homonymy)
The Monday Day of the Week located after the Sunday and before the Tuesday. Traditionally the second day of the week, he is however regarded in a modern way as the first day of the week in certain countries.
EtymologyIn French, as in the majority of the Romance languages, the word “Monday” is derived from the Latin lunae dies meaning “day of the the Moon”. Thus one says lunedi in Italian, the moons in Spanish (Castilian), dilun in Occitan, etc
In Asia, several languages express Monday like “the first day”. In Chinese for example, it is named xingqi yi , which means “day 1 of the week”.
Placement in the weekIn the majority of the countries of Europe, in Australia, South America and in certain countries of Africa and Asia, Monday is regarded as the first day of the week. The standard ISO 8601 also considers that the week begin with Monday.
- the pure Monday is the first day of the Large orthodoxe Lent.
- the Christians celebrate the Easter Monday (shortly after the resurrection of the Christ)
- and the Whit Monday. These days are non-working in many countries.
- the members of the Église of Jesus-Christ of the Saints of the Last Days meet in family usually each Monday evening for the family Soirée.
- With the the Middle Ages, Monday morning marked the end of the Truce of God.
- the October 19th 1987, not low of the Crash of October 1987, is sometimes called black Monday. The Dow Jones loses this day 22,6%, the most important fall ever recorded in one day on a market of actions.
- As it was appropriate for the day of the moon, it is one Monday that the man posed for the first time a foot on the moon.
Beats-smg: Pėrmadėinis Be-X-old: Панядзелак Cbk-zam: The moons Fiu-vro: Iispäiv Nds-nl: Maondag Simple: Monday Zh-yue: 星期一
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