[Tutor] Through a glass, darkly: the datetime module

Sander Sweers sander.sweers at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 22:12:15 CEST 2012

Roel Schroeven schreef op zo 07-10-2012 om 21:19 [+0200]:
> Sander Sweers schreef:
> > 
> > Op 7 okt. 2012 04:29 schreef <akleider at sonic.net 
> > <mailto:akleider at sonic.net>> het volgende:
> >  > I'm also not sure but I seem to remember that it is
> >  > "SATURDAY", "SUNDAY")
> >  > which I think is extremely clever because it gets around the problem
> >  > created by the fact that some people (misguided in my view) begin the 
> > week
> >  > with Sunday instead of ending with it.
> > 
> > This has religious reasons, see 
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Week#Systems_derived_from_the_seven-day_week. 
> > Notable exception to the rule that Sunday is the first day of the week 
> > in europe is Italy, they consider Monday the first day of the week.
> As far as I know, monday is generally considered the first day of the 
> week here in Belgium. I never knew it was different in other European 
> countries; I thought it was America that starts the week on sunday. Was 
> I wrong then?

As far as I know also in Belgium Sunday is officially the first day of
the week. Look at the calendar and check what is the leftmost day. My
guess this is the same as your northern neighbor, Sunday ;-).

But to be fair, _practically_ we both consider Monday the first day of
the week.


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