There are various theories as to how the week’s seven days came to be. Around 700 BCE, Babylonian astrologers attributed the planet gods to the days of the week.
Then, in the ancient Roman Calendar, the Romans replaced the names of the days of the week with the names of their planet gods. Later, Germanic and Norse peoples modified their names to reflect their gods’ names.
In the other languages, each day of the week is explained and pronounced using various terms. Monday is the beginning day of the week in Indonesian-speaking nations, while Sunday is the end day of the week.
Below is a list of the days of the week in Indonesian:
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In conclusion, the names for the seven days of the week are derived from the Roman Calendar, and every day is associated with one of seven heavenly bodies: the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
Want to learn more? Check out how to spell and pronounce months of the year in Indonesian.