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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #49398: Days of the week
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    Days of the week

    Sunday is the day of the Sun

    The 'Sunday Times' is a Sunday newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Ireland

    Monday is the day of the Moon  (lune => lundi)

    'Blue Monday' is a song by Fats Domino



    It's named after Tyr, the Nordic god of war 

    (the equivalent of the Roman god Mars => mardi)



    This name comes from the old English word Wednes (Wednes = Woden = Odin)

    The Roman god is Mercury => mercredi



     The god Thor after whom Thursday is named (the god of thunder)

    The equivalent Roman god is Jupiter => jeudi



    Friday is derived from the name of the goddess Freya (the goddess of love and fertility)

    Vendredi is named after Venus



    Both Saturday and 'samedi' are named after the Roman god of agriculture Saturn



    A nursery rhyme by Mother Goose

                                                                         SOLOMON GRUNDY


                                                                              Solomon Grundy,

                                                                              Born on a Monday,

                                                                              Christened on Tuesday,

                                                                              Married on Wednesday,

                                                                              Took ill on Thursday,

                                                                              Worse on Friday,

                                                                              Died on Saturday,

                                                                              Buried on Sunday,

                                                                              This is the end

                                                                              Of Solomon Grundy.

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    1. (To the tune of 'Frère Jacques')
    ____________________ Tuesday, Tuesday,
    ____________________Tuesday, Tuesday,
    ____________________All day long, all day long,
    ____________________Yesterday was ,
    ____________________Tomorrow will be
    ____________________Oh, what fun! Oh what fun!
    2. In many countries adults go back to work on ,
    and children go back to school after the .
    Robinson was shipwrecked on a desert island where he met a native he called
    4.It is known to be the worst day in the U.S. stock market history.
    The crash took place on , October 24th 1929.
    ' Night Fever' is a film directed by John Badham with John Travolta (1978)
    6. Church bells stop ringing on the before Good Friday, they fly to Rome.
    When they come back on the Easter they bring Easter eggs in the gardens. 7.
    In the United States Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth of November.

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