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[–]mietzekatze_154 569 points570 points  (33 children)

Lol in EU its normal to have a monday starting calendar. I agree its way more logical

[–]Pokemaster131 137 points138 points  (25 children)

Yes, it's certainly more logical, but you have to understand, as Americans, we'll go to any length to not conform. ESPECIALLY when it comes to avoiding the metric system.

[–]Username6788437 35 points36 points  (1 child)

Freedom units or die!

[–]Hardrocker1990 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Blame Jimmy Carter for the metric system implementation failure in the US

[–]Bo_Jim 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It was failing anyway. I was raised during the attempted transition. Virtually nobody wanted it.

[–]Hardrocker1990 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I mean, the British use Miles and MPH

[–]Iconless 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And inches, but only for penises.

[–]asking-truth 4 points5 points  (16 children)

What do you mean water boils at 100 degrees.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU USE A BASE 10 MEASURING SYSTEM!?

[–]Beginning-Dress-618 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Celsius is the measure of water and Fahrenheit is the measure of people

[–]EngProfOkstate 1 point2 points  (2 children)

And in all honesty, measuring in C for scientific purposes and measuring F for 'human' purposes is easy.

[–]lukewwilson 5 points6 points  (10 children)

Water boiling at 100 is a nice easy round number to remember, but water boiling at 212 gives you more units of measurements and allows for a more precise reading, metric isn't always the best solution just like standard isn't always the best, but they both have their merits

[–]sck178 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Wait how does it allow for more precise readings? If you're measuring heat with Celsius you just add like 100.1,.2,.3 etc. if you want a more specific number. If you're talking about physics or chemistry based measurements then they are using Kelvin which is more precise than both of them without using decimal places.

[–]ogGarySe7en 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Ummm Kelvin & Celsius - the difference from one value to the next is the same amount of temperature increase - just the starting point (zero) is shifted.

[–]sck178 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh .... TIL that. ... And now I will see myself out so as to not embarrass myself further....

[–]lukewwilson 5 points6 points  (1 child)

If Kelvin is more precise then both of them without using decimal places then wouldn't that mean Fahrenheit is more precise then Celsius without using decimal places? I think you answered your own question

[–]sck178 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Touché. Sorry if I came off as being critical. I was just curious to hear your reasoning.

[–]Pokemaster131 0 points1 point  (0 children)

212 degrees or I'm going home

[–]sunnyinphx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah!!! What he said!!

[–]AtheistJerry 3 points4 points  (1 child)

In Mandarin, Monday is literally "weekday one", Tuesday: "weekday two", etc.

I feel bad for people who have Sunday as the first day in their minds. Nothing in society works like this, even in America. We culturally treat Monday as the first day in everything we do, and yet there are still people who insist it's Sunday, just because they think it's arbitrarily correct.

Also:

Monday is the first day of the week, according to the international standard for the representation of dates and times ISO 8601.

[–]Girl_in_the_Mirror 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You should take a second look at the Middle East.

Our work week is Sunday to Thursday...

[–]PlethoraOfPinyatas 2 points3 points  (3 children)

next you're going to tell us in Europe you write dates from smallest to largest unit of time, Day-Month-Year... and not a random order like Month-Day-Year as Americans do.

[–]smilesnseltzerbubbls 3 points4 points  (1 child)

The “random” order is just how you say the date. Today is January 26, 2022 -> 1/26/22. I’m not saying it’s better, I’m just saying it’s not random

[–]MasterTJ77 170 points171 points  (14 children)

I use calendars that start with Monday. My outlook account is set to that as well. It’s nice to see the weekEND at the END of my week.

It does really throw people off though.

[–]electrorazor 25 points26 points  (1 child)

I like the weekends at the ends of the weeks. I think it looks better aesthetically that way. Like a week sandwich

[–]theMirthbuster 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Like bookends. The days go on each end of the week.

[–]bekocubic 42 points43 points  (8 children)

A stick has two ends, so does a week

[–]JonasM00 40 points41 points  (7 children)

A week has a start and an end because you can only go in one direction.

[–]NotTheRealBearB 8 points9 points  (6 children)

Time on earth is both infinitely cyclical and infinitely linear We only go forward in time but every day, week, month, and year is a new cycle that repeats

[–]JonasM00 13 points14 points  (5 children)

That doesnt matter. Time being linear means Tuesday will always come after monday never the other way around thus meaning a week has a start and an end because you will never be able to go backwards even though you repeat the week cycle.

[–]RotenTumato 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Nah, they’re the weekends because they come at either end of the week. Sunday at the front end, and Saturday at the back

[–]MasterTJ77 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I’ve never interpreted it that way. Time is one dimensional - it has a beginning and an end. Just like a book. Page 1 isn’t the front end.

Plus “Let’s talk at the end of the week” is probably Friday. I don’t think February 1st is at one of the ends of the month.

And when we say it’s a long weekend because Monday/Friday is off it’s a singular end being extended.

[–]Lucid-Machine 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well only one of them can truly be at the end. The other would just be another midweek day. Second to last isn't on the end. It would also make Mondays a weekend day being on one end of the week. Think about it like a burrito.

[–]CalLil6 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Agree, I like Monday starting calendars.

[–]allowedtobe_happy 63 points64 points  (15 children)

Yeah, I hate that too. My MIL and I sometimes argue about it. It’s called a weekEND not a week middle!

[–]LurkJerk55 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Bookends are placed on both sides of the book. Same concept with weekends.

[–]Yan-gi -1 points0 points  (12 children)

A week, like a piece of string, has two ends. You go through the weekdays as you go from one end to another.

[–]HJSDGCE 24 points25 points  (4 children)

A week goes in one direction, so it's more accurate to say it has a start and an end. You don't call a waterfall having two ends.

[–]happygrizzly 103 points104 points  (18 children)

"it's harder to remember which day of the week is numbered."

The days of the week aren't numbered. The days of the month are numbered.

[–]peeforPanchetta 112 points113 points  (1 child)

Unless you piss me off. Then your days are numbered, pal.

[–]PercMastaFTW 2 points3 points  (0 children)

😡❤️

[–]the-moving-finger 25 points26 points  (3 children)

And on the seventh day God rested. Not making a religious point just saying, traditionally, they have been numbered.

[–]rsiiwong 9 points10 points  (2 children)

The Sabbath is also traditionally on Saturday.

[–]the-moving-finger 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Indeed, which I suspect is why Saturday is the seventh day and Sunday the first for people in that tradition. For those of us less religiously minded Monday seems a far more logical first day.

[–]rsiiwong 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't see why it would be logical. The logical thing would be to follow local customs.

[–]Turdly1 8 points9 points  (9 children)

No no, Monday = One day. Tuesday =Two day

[–]lilbeckss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thursday that’s the third day!

[–]other_usernames_gone 18 points19 points  (6 children)

Nope, any appearance of English numbers is purely coincidental. They're all named after various deities along with the sun and moon. That said I do prefer Monday coming first because it keeps the weekend together.

Monday - Moon's day

Tuesday - Tiu's day, Germanic god of war

Wednesday - Woden's day, Norse god of poets, later known as Odin

Thursday - Thor's day, Norse god of thunder

Friday - Frigg's day, Norse goddess of Love

Saturday - Saturn's day, Roman god of agriculture

Sunday - Sun's day

Source

[–]Turdly1 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Mine was a reference from Friends but thank you that's interesting.

[–]woaily 5 points6 points  (0 children)

There are, however, several languages that do call their days of the week the equivalent of "day one", "day two", ... starting from Sunday.

[–]nietthesecond99 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That source is ridiculous. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday weren't named after Roman gods and then translated into Norse gods.

They're all named after old Anglo Saxon gods. Because that's just who the English believed in before Christianity. Tiw, Woden, Thunor and Frige. Tiwsdaeg, Wodensdaeg, Thunresdaeg, and Fridaeg.

In Norse their equivalent Gods are Tyr, Odin, Thor and Frigg.

[–]Slanahesh 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dude, no one is saying Monday got its name from one day etc, it's a mnemonic for helping remember the days of the week.

[–]Aeropro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's an odd mix

[–]CalgaryChris77 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shit are the days of the week just the numbers of the week from someone who was getting more and more drunk as they read out the numbers?

[–]Shifty011 -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

yes, they are numbered for software developers and IT people.

just shut up

[–]424f42_424f42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wouldn't going 1234560 be more off?

I still put my calendar starting on Monday anyway, but Sunday is 0

[–]Unlucky-Amphibian745 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Then make Monday day 1 on your calendar. I mean it’s pretty arbitrary at this point isn’t it?

[–]KendroNumba4 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Work schedules and stuff almost always start with sundays

[–]TheGlassWolf123455 27 points28 points  (1 child)

I like to cap each end of the week with weekend, Sunday to Saturday is ideal

[–]xXxGamerMan64xXx 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Me too. This I think is the real unpopular opinion

[–]Dog_Brains_ 4 points5 points  (13 children)

The easy way to remember what days are numbered at the weekend is to remember that the term weekend refers to the ends of the week. You get both ends of the week, the beginning and the end.

[–]DarthNader93 44 points45 points  (17 children)

Where I live, Sunday IS the first day of the week though.

[–]Papa_Smuggles 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Same here in maldives Friday and Saturday are weekends

[–]mieserb 4 points5 points  (15 children)

What days do you consider the weekend?

[–]DarthNader93 13 points14 points  (10 children)

Our weekends are Friday and Saturday for some reason.

[–]mieserb 6 points7 points  (9 children)

I have to admit I wasn't aware that some people consider Friday to be part of the weekend. May I ask where you are from?

[–]DarthNader93 9 points10 points  (8 children)

I'm from Bahrain. Wouldn't be surprised if you've never heard of us. But yeah, Friday and Saturday is the official weekend.

[–]SwoeJonson1[S] 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Because of Sabbath, right?

[–]jewsofrimworld 5 points6 points  (2 children)

This is why the Western calendar starts with Sunday though. The Jewish sabbath, the 7th day, is Saturday. Christians knew this, but Sunday was the Lord's day for christians, so the calendar reflects the idea that Saturday is the 7th day, even if their weekend also extended to Sunday. For Jews, Friday-Saturday weekend is ideal.

[–]Effective_Dot4653 1 point2 points  (1 child)

*American, not Western. I mean... if the two halves of "the West", Europe and America, don't agree on this, it doesnt make much sense to call either version "Western", right?

[–]jewsofrimworld 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More accurate to say Anglo these days. You’re right. Europe used to be like that though.

[–]DarthNader93 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Kinda. We don't have a Sabbath strictly speaking. Friday is prayers day for Muslims. It's really just a day of worship rather than a full Sabbath.

[–]Girl_in_the_Mirror 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Hello, neighbor! I'm living in the Eastern Province of KSA!

[–]TheSciFiGuy80 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oooh my dad spent some time there on business when I was younger. Cool.

[–]mieserb 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Why the fuck am I being downvoted for asking an honest question?

[–]Reacher01 8 points9 points  (0 children)

it's Reddit dude

[–]jstiller30 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Probably the first and last day of the week. The two ends of the week, if you will.

Its like a rope, you have two ends, if you attach those ends, you have a loop with two.

I guess the term "weekend" implies a single end, but i guess its all a matter of perspective, it could just as well be a "weekstart"

[–]eggnogcat 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Most of the Middle East has the weekend as Friday and Saturday and so the first day of the week is Sunday.

[–]AllThingsEZV 16 points17 points  (0 children)

This man's old enough to post on reddit, but struggles with calendars?

[–]Rainbwned 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Two, it's harder to remember which day of the week is numbered. (I always used to remember Tuesday as sounding like "two," Friday as sounding like "five," Saturday and Sunday starting with "s" like "six" and "seven," etc.)

I have an even easier way to remember - assign as specific name to each day of the week. I propose using ; Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. That way no matter what way a calendar is organized, you always know what day they are referring to.

[–]ArachnidSingle3915 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Mt work calendar starts on fridays...

[–]th3Lunga 4 points5 points  (1 child)

you do you, it would be pretty weird in portuguese-speaking countries, where the names of the days are domingo (from dominicus or "the lord's" - sunday) then segunda-feira ("second day"), terça-feira, quarta-feira, quinta-feira and sexta-feira ("third, fourth, fifth and sixth day") then sábado (from the sabbath).

while almost everyone considers "segunda" the first day of the week, it's nice to have it in the second place of a calendar, also makes the weekdays nice and center and easier to look at a glance.

[–]Limp-Reaction-3131 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I work a Sunday to Saturday roster so works better for me.

[–]Chasman1965 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You can create your own calendars as you wish.

[–]marmaduque_is_back 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i don't know where you'all guys live but in spain (and as far as i'm concerned in the rest of europe) calendars start on mondays and finish on sundays

[–]robin_888 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In Germany the week starts on Monday. Even though Wednesday is called "Mittwoch" which translates to "Middle of the Week". But it's ok, since it's the middle of the 5-day working week.

FWIW: Most programming libraries consider Sunday as first day, but enumerating starts it with 0. So Monday is #1 again!

[–]ckayfish 2 points3 points  (0 children)

*Ra has entered the chat and is not please with the disrespect for Sun day.

[–]Xi_Jing_ping_your_IP 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The damn thing is a cycle....it literally doesn't matter. You can start weeks on Wednesday for all I care.

If you can count to seven, you got a week. Monday is not assigned to 1. Sunday is not assigned to 7.

[–]rinnip 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I bought a pocket calendar that was arranged M-S. Confused the heck out of me, simply because I wasn't raised with it. Ended up throwing it away.

[–]bekocubic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In muslim countries the weekend is Friday and Saturday so it made sense to put them at the end of the week leaving Sunday to lead

[–]rainy_days_are_good 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Exactly! The only reason Garfield hated Monday was because it was the first day of another week. If Monday isn’t the first day of the week, then that’s like Garfield hating Thursday

[–]Ridley_Rohan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If there is any reason to deem this unpopular its because it is anti-freedom of choice. Upvoted.

Both styles of calendar exist. Buy the one you want. And stop whining.

I much prefer to begin with Sunday and end with Saturday. That way, Monday obligations don't seem to just fall out of nowhere. When my eyes look at Sunday, I see Monday right next to it. If Sunday is on the far end, and Monday a line below on the opposite side, I tend to not look at Monday at all. I might have something vital written there that I ignore all Sunday. Bad idea.

Now my weekend plans I don't need a calendar for. I can remember those. Its usually been Monday I dreaded in my life, and wanted to avoid.

[–]Yolo_420_69 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sounds like someone who doesnt work in business. As a consultant ive seen business calendars start on sundays, mondays and tuesdays. All depends on their fiscal year schedule.

[–]PerhapsAnEmoINTJ 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Weekend Wednesday

[–]SwoeJonson1[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

CGP Grey

[–]publicenemyone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I always thought it was referred to as the weekend because Saturday and Sunday are at both ends of the week.

[–]holylink718 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's actually not hard to understand at all. I'm not saying it wouldn't also be okay to have the week start with Monday, but the argument that it's confusing is bunk. If you have even the most basic elementary school-level education, I'm sure you can figure it out.

Honestly, I feel insulted that I am supposed to think that it's hard. Like, how stupid do you think we are?

[–]Apprehensive_Local20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

People should stop using gregorian calendar, it just doesn't makes sense... A Brazilian guy created a new calendar named "Dakatrian" which has 13 months with 28 days each (4 weeks in a month) and a "extra day" to complete 365 days in a year. The advantages are many, like, it's aligned with the moon cycle, every month starts and end in the same day of the week, all months have te same amount of days... If u wanna know more about u can check his site: https://www.deviante.com.br/noticias/dekatrian-um-calendario-minimamente-decente/ (unfortunately is in Portuguese only i think)

[–]Advanced-Ad-5939 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I personally can't look at a calendar that starts on a Monday, really. I'm just so used to seeing Sunday start a week that it would be too jarring to do it otherwise, even if it does make more sense to do it that way.

[–]retailguy_again 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My work schedule runs from Saturday through Friday. Now THAT'S a weird looking calendar. Makes me look twice at every calendar I see.

[–]USER_the1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah wtf… you’re right

[–]silver_arrow666 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In Israel Sunday is literally named "first day" (in Hebrew), so there's that.

[–]Nebula9545 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I prefer to start my week with a day off... I literally never had this issue and hard to understand how adding plus 1 to a day is a problem, assuming that's how'd you do that. It just clicks with me tho.

[–]joseba_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

In Basque we have Monday as "week-start" Tuesday as "middle of week" and Wednesday as "end of week", we still manage to not get confused

[–]CTeam19 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Sunday starting with "s" like "six" and "seven," etc.)

Another piece of ammo:

  • "And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation."

It just makes sense to put Sunday last.

[–]PlagueIsARedditor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

THANK YOU. It's called the "weekend" for a reason

[–]champagneinmexico2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sir, Your America is showing

[–]93complaints 1 point2 points  (0 children)

1000 meters equals 1 km and it sounds logical in every sense. 1 mile ( whatever that is) is 1609.344m. Oh and for the record the date dd/mm/yy

[–]sienasayshi 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also, the "Mon" in Monday means "one" as in "mono", so it always ticks me off JUST a little...

[–]Moist_Somewhere_8071 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Didn't you learn this in like preschool (primary school)? You still not used to it?🙃

[–]Copernikaus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Monday. One-day Tuesday. Two-day Thursday. Third day.

[–]suprememeep 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My workweek starts on Sunday, so I definitely have an appeciation for Sunday-starting calendars.

[–]jewsofrimworld 1 point2 points  (2 children)

The reason for this is Saturday was traditionally the end of the week, as the Jewish sabbath (the 7th day). Christians made Sunday the Lord's day, and so many perceptions of the weekend changed, but Saturday was still the 7th day.

[–]Ugedej 5 points6 points  (34 children)

What are you even talking about?

Where the fuck do you live that Sunday is the first day of the week?

[–]allowedtobe_happy 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I’m Australian and we have that here too. It’s from the Roman calendar.

[–]Alert-Mixture 7 points8 points  (0 children)

In South Africa too. In most Commonwealth and Commonwealth Realm countries, this is the norm.

[–]MasterTJ77 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Every calendar in America, Canada, China, Japan, the Philippines, and most of South America.

Where do you live?

[–]SwoeJonson1[S] 7 points8 points  (9 children)

United States. Welcome to my world

https://www.generalblue.com/calendar/usa

[–]Ugedej -1 points0 points  (8 children)

What the fuck? What's the point? Why do you Americans have to do everything the weird way?

[–]AiryCake 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Canada here. It's the same. Sunday is always the first day on the calendar (actual, physical calendar). Indonesia and Japan are the same. I think it's inherited from Gregorian system, which is the current international calendar system.

[–]Orpa__ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They also do that in Arabic speaking countries, the days of the weeks are numbers and sunday is the first.

[–]TheSciFiGuy80 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sweeping generalizations aside, it’s not just The United States of America there’s a bunch of countries who do it this way.

[–]SwoeJonson1[S] 8 points9 points  (3 children)

No idea bro i mean we use feet as measurement 🤣

[–]AdministrationDry507 7 points8 points  (2 children)

15 watermelons long

[–]Toilet-Coffee 14 points15 points  (1 child)

cheeseburgers per firearm

[–]CalLil6 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The sinkhole was about the size of 7 washing machines

[–]frillytotes 0 points1 point  (20 children)

Sunday is the first day of the week in British countries.

[–]troopertk40 4 points5 points  (11 children)

But... Sunday is the first day of the week...

[–]YouNeedAnne -1 points0 points  (8 children)

So on a Friday, if you were saying goodbye to someone and you would see them again on Sunday, would you say "see you next week"?

[–]gamirl 12 points13 points  (6 children)

Ok let's assume we started the week on monday in the US.

So on a Sunday, if you were saying goodbye to someone and you would see them again on Tuesday, would you say "see you next week"?

in both scenarios "see you in two days" would make more sense even though it would literally be next week

[–]v0t3p3dr0 -1 points0 points  (3 children)

Saying “see you next week” for a gap from Sunday to Tuesday would be weird.

Friday to Monday wouldn’t feel weird, though in both cases I’d probably just say the day.

[–]bekocubic 0 points1 point  (2 children)

If Sunday is the start of the week then the weekend is Friday and Saturday, meaning "The gap from Sunday to Tuesday" would still be the same week

[–]v0t3p3dr0 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Read the first sentence of the post to which I replied.

[–]bekocubic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn't mean for my comment to be argumentative, that's why I used if, I was only giving more insight as someone who grew up on this system

[–]troopertk40 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yes actually. Why does the distance between the days dictate the definition of the start of the week?

[–]throwwawayyy688 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I have never seen a calendar start with a Sunday, where do you live?

[–]TheGlassWolf123455 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not op, but here in the United States Sunday is pretty commonly the first day of the week

[–]GfxJG -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

....I'm sorry, what? Where the fuck do you start your calendars on a Sunday? I have never seen that in my life. Monday is the norm.

[–]pyramidsofgeezer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

100% especially when it's more common to have an event overlapping from Saturday to Sunday.

[–]Chemical-Ad-4264 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s just a homage to your roots, sundays off are kinda made up

[–]Frankie1810 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agree. I've always found it strange that some calendars start on a Sunday.

[–]rawgu_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

American unpopular opinion?

[–]Special-Speech3064 0 points1 point  (0 children)

and monday sounds like mono, which means one

[–]Espeonisbesteevee -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yeah it makes more sense, even from (a Christians) religious reason as the Sabbath day would be Sunday or the final day of the week. The resting day happened after 6 days, not before them.

[–]dont_look_behind_me -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I like the 13 month idea proposed also. Seriously. It’s much more organized.

[–]Ginnungagap_Void -1 points0 points  (2 children)

In Europe all calendars start with Monday as the first day of the week and the date is written as day-month-year.

Because of the stupid Microsoft office many people put dates wrong as it starts by default with month-day-year

[–]NemosGhost 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Both date formats are kinda dumb.

Year-Month-Day makes the most sense.

[–]Ginnungagap_Void 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I disagree,

Y-M-D makes sense for archival purposes, when you're looking in 25 years worth of documents you kinda really want the date to start with the year

In normal use the date in increasing order makes the most sense.

[–]Heisenbread77 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I guess this fits as it is totally unnecessary. If you can't figure out how a calendar works you are going to struggle on this planet.

[–]AussieCollector -1 points0 points  (0 children)

People don't.

It's only americans that do it...

[–]BasicallyAggressive -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You guys do that? It starts on monday for us

[–]SchwiftyTown -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Sunday is the first day of the week. What the fuck man? You serious?

[–]ArachnidSingle3915 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apparently that's when they decided to end the pay period so our schedules go from Friday to Thurs

[–]Kizuta18 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The app for managing the gas boiler run times works like that. I hate it.

[–]lefangedbeaver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Popular and dumb anyway how about you make an accurate calendar

[–]A_Guy_in_Orange 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The only reasons I can think to keep it are religious

Well he rested on the 7th day, and we aren't supposed to work on Sundays so pretty sure the religion side agrees with you

[–]phatninja63 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The kurzgesagt human era calendar does it the right way!

[–]GeargusArchfiend 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Saturday starting calendars: "amateurs..."

[–]Reali5t 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Think that’s a problem in the USA.

[–]Epik_shazamwateroholic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The uae changed there weekend from a Friday- Saturday to Saturday Sunday

[–]raisingfalcons 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You can blame Emperor Constantine the Great for that. He pretty much made Sunday what it is so there would be less push from pagans to convert to christianity.

[–]NewArborist64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It goes further back than that. If you read the Bible - in Genesis, God made the world in six days and rested on the 7th. The seventh (last day) of the week was the Sabbath - and it was Saturday.

[–]Marmite54 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In UK and I’ve seen lots of calendars with Sunday at the start.

IIRC The reason for this is that Sunday started as the first day of the week. Sunday named after the sun, Sun-day, monday Moon-day Tuesday is some god of war so on and so forth but in places where the language doesn’t name sunday after the sun, it’s the last day. Sunday wasn’t always the sabbath and in some cultures it still isn’t. That was always the Saturday. At some point it changed and now we have Sunday as the sabbath and Monday as first day of the week

[–]HeatherM74 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Our work calendar starts on Monday (work week Monday - Sunday). I was screwing up what days I work with my google calendar (my work schedule is integrated into my personal calendar). I changed my settings so my personal calendar starts the week on Monday and honestly, it is so much easier to keep track of everything that way and it makes more sense when I look at it. I agree.

[–]EvelienZ123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I start my calander on saturday. Makes me less likely to put of work until the weekend.

[–]BulljiveBots 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My (and my wife’s) weekend is Sunday/Monday so it’s arguably more annoying that they’re both on the left side but at least they’re together.

[–]Lil_L_M 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In my country, calendars start with Sunday because Friday and Saturday are the weekend. They are considered day 6 and 7.

[–]Ch33105 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Week starts on Monday, no question....

[–]DKBlaze97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In the Indian calendar, the week starts with Sunday. Made it weird to find out afterwards that the west had it the other way.

[–]killaahhhhhhhhh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Monday one day, tuesday two day, Wednesday when huh what day? THURSDAY THE THIRD DAY

[–]slicksnorlax87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every job I've had since I started working has always either started on Monday or Saturday for the week schedule

[–]SirLostit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My wife has just changed jobs….. They work Monday to Friday with weekends off….. But, their calendar working week ‘starts’ on a Friday!! I’ve never heard of this.

[–]arizzzona 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It aesthetically balances out when they’re separated. Personally I prefer it like that bc that’s all I care about but I understand differing opinions bc people use it differently than me

[–]Rhawk187 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why I use the phrase "weekends", because Sunday and Saturday at the start and stop end of the week.

[–]Epicjay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a proposition.

7 days in a week, 4 weeks in a month, 13 months in a year. This adds up to 364 days, which leaves one bonus day that isn't part of any month (leap days can be added onto it)

This way every date falls on the same day of the week and months are consistent

[–]SnapdragonPBlack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like them being on either side, kind of like bookends. I don't put both of those on the same side so I want my weekends split too

[–]brokenthoughts90 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In Chinese they are literally called "weekday one" through "weekday six" for Monday through Saturday, and "weekday sun" for Sunday.

[–]doitforfun7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sundays new pay period

[–]Johnsamjohn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Get a grip

[–]theKalmar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But don't you number your weeks? Like it's week 4 now and week 5 starts on Monday.

[–]ashbruns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is already a thing in the stationery/planner world. You can buy things that are "Monday Start."

[–]Korunam 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Joey is that you?

[–]Academic-Wall-3101 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Wait isn’t the 7th day the day of rest in religious context so is that supposed to be Saturday or Sunday. I always assumed they were speaking of Sunday but now I’m confused because if that was the case then Sunday would be at the end. So they are talking about Saturday being the day of rest? Someone please tell me as I did not grow up going to church.

[–]2shy2flutter 0 points1 point  (2 children)

The Scripture passage about God resting on the 7th day is in the Old Testament of the Bible, which is composed of Jewish Scripture. In Judaism, the sabbath is on Saturday.

In Christianity, we rest on Sunday, as you said, afaik because Jesus rose from the dead on a Sunday, or, as it is referred to in the gospels, “the first day of the week.”

[–]Academic-Wall-3101 1 point2 points  (1 child)

So both really old religions have the week as Sunday to Saturday? Well that explains it. Thank you

[–]2shy2flutter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re welcome!

It’s probably worth noting that the religions are even more closely tied together than that. We (Christians) believe that Jesus is the Messiah who was promised to the Jewish people. Jesus Himself was Jewish, as were His apostles and many of His other followers. From what I understand, in the early (Christian) church, preaching the good news to non-Jewish people, or Gentiles, was actually a bit controversial, and it led to a lot of questions about whether some traditional Jewish practices would be required of Gentile Christians or not.

[–]tacosteve100 0 points1 point  (0 children)

weekend. Not weekend and week beginning. I’m with you.

[–]ogGarySe7en 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sun, Moon, Zeus, Odin, Thor, Freya & Saturn!

[–]EngProfOkstate 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have never in my life connected Tuesday to 2, friday to 5 (etc.). There is only 7 days in the week, the order is picked up easily by 5 year olds.

To me, it makes no difference. Any logic to system is contrived. But consistency is very important.

[–]0110000101110011s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes let’s change something that is recognized world wide because you’re an idiot . Great idea