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A week is seven days in connecting order. There are usually fifty-two (52) weeks in a year.

In the English language, the days of a week are named after the gods in Norse mythology except Saturday, which is named after a Roman god.

English name Norse mythology Roman mythology
Sunday Sun's day (Sunnadaeg)  
Monday Moon's day (Monnadaeg)  
Tuesday Tyr's day (Tiwsdaeg) Mars
Wednesday Wodan's (Odin's) day (Wodensdaeg) Mercury
Thursday Thor's day (Thursdaeg) Jupiter
Friday Freyr's day (Fridaeg) Venus
Saturday Saturn's day (Saturnsdaeg) Saturn

Saturday and Sunday are called the 'week end', but Sunday is the first day and Saturday is the seventh.

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