Pupils at Hartford Church of England High School

Sunday - a Day of Rest

23/01/19

Have you ever wondered where the idea of “a week” comes from? Why is it defined as a period of 7 days? There is no astronomical reason for this as there is for a “day” (the time it takes our planet to rotate once about its axis), a “month” (the time it takes the moon to orbit our planet) or a “year” (the time it takes our planet to orbit the sun). Why 7 days? Why not 5 or 10?.....read more