Why don't calendars start on Monday?

@JolietJake (51067)
United States
January 14, 2017 2:57am CST
I mean, logically speaking, they should, right? The weekend consists of Saturday and Sunday. So they should be at the end. And The Big G...He worked Monday through Saturday and took Sunday (the seventh day) off... He took the seventh day off. Sunday. The seventh day. So why is it the first day of the week? Someone gots some 'splainin' to do...
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@mysdianait (64342)
• Italy
14 Jan 17
I could send you an Italian calendar. Our week starts on a Monday
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@toniganzon (53688)
• Philippines
14 Jan 17
My calendar starts on a Monday.
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
14 Jan 17
Well fix the others!
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@toniganzon (53688)
• Philippines
14 Jan 17
@JolietJake will try but can't promise anything.
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@egdcltd (7204)
14 Jan 17
I think some do. I've seen things with week starts on Sunday and some on Monday.
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@averygirl72 (16611)
• Philippines
15 Jan 17
Our calendars start on Sunday. So the real weekend is Friday and Saturday
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@LaDeBoheme (2003)
• United States
15 Jan 17
Many countries do start their calendars on Monday which is an International standard, but Americans always seem to have their own standards. Well, sorta...kinda. ilocosboy is right. Americans use a calendar based on the Romans naming days of the week after planets with the first days named after the sun and moon -- Sunday & Monday. And speaking of the Big G. the Bible names the Sabbath which is really a Saturday as the day of rest. As far as the 'weekend' thing, that's just a conspiracy to infiltrate American sensibilities.
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@allen0187 (34432)
• Philippines
15 Jan 17
My calendar starts when I want it to!
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@GardenGerty (105453)
• United States
14 Jan 17
Maybe I want mine to start on Wednesday, hump day, then it would be downhill all the way.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
14 Jan 17
some calendar do! Mine does, lol
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• United States
14 Jan 17
because having a big fat monday in your face right there on the calendar in the first slot makes mondays only so more depressing.
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@JohnRoberts (67274)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Jan 17
And they call Saturday and Sunday the weekend. Not the last day and first day.
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@ilocosboy (40410)
• Philippines
14 Jan 17
. Mayans and Chinese can't help us. Maybe the Romans can do the explanation, this is their calendar.
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