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> Also, Saturday and Sunday are the weekend, not the week-edges.

You might be interested to know that in Israel the work week starts on Sunday, not Monday. Friday and Saturday are the weekend.

That might just be a factoid, except that the Jewish Sabbath was the origin of the weekend concept. It changed in countries with a strong Christian influence so that Monday because the first day.

It never changed in the US because the Jewish workweek had a stronger influence there than the Christian one.

> I personally detest calendars which display Sunday as the first day of the week

And I personally find calendars that start on Monday quite bizarre since it's obviously incorrect historically.

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