Days of the Week in Afrikaans: Every day in the week is explained and pronounced with different words in the other languages. The first day of the week, Sunday in Afrikaans is written as Sondag, and it is pronounced as “Sondag.” The second day of the week, Monday in Afrikaans is written as Maandag, and it is pronounced as “Maandag.” The third day of the week, Tuesday in Afrikaans is written as Dinsdag, and it is pronounced as “Dinsdag.” The fourth day of the week, Wednesday in Afrikaans is written as Woensdag, and it is pronounced as “Woensdag.” The fifth day of the week, Thursday in Afrikaans is written as Donderdag, and it is pronounced as “Donderdag.” The sixth day of the week, Friday in Afrikaans is written as Vrydag, and it is pronounced as “Vrydag.” The last and seventh day of the week, Saturday in Afrikaans is written as Saterdag, and it is pronounced as “Saterdag.” The Afrikaans language is predominantly used in South Africa and click here to know the Public Holidays in South Africa. The names of all the days in the Afrikaans Language are listed in the simple table.

Days of the Week in Afrikaans

English Afrikaans Translation English Pronunciation
Sunday Sondag (First Day of the Week in Afrikaans) Sondag
Monday Maandag (Second Day of the Week in Afrikaans) Maandag
Tuesday Dinsdag (Third Day of the Week in Afrikaans) Dinsdag
Wednesday Woensdag (Fourth Day of the Week in Afrikaans) Woensdag
Thursday Donderdag (Fifth Day of the Week in Afrikaans) Donderdag
Friday Vrydag (Sixth Day of the Week in Afrikaans) Vrydag
Saturday Saterdag (Seventh Day of the Week in Afrikaans) Saterdag

There are several opinions to explain how the 7-days in the week are originated. Initially, Babylonian astrologers around 700 BCE assigned the planet gods to the days in the week.  Then, Romans changed the names of the week with their planet gods in the ancient Roman Calendar. Later, Germanic and Norse people also changed the names with the names of their gods. As per the rules of the International Standard ISO 8601, Monday is the first day of the week and then it is followed by the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Even though it is the international standard, some of the countries like United States of America, Canada, Australia, India and much more countries consider Sunday as the first day of the week. The names for the seven days in the week came from the Roman Calendar and each day relates to 7 celestial bodies: the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

Days Based on Months:

Important Days in JanuaryImportant Days in February
Important Days in MarchImportant Days in April
Important Days in MayImportant Days in June
Important Days in JulyImportant Days in August
Important Days in SeptemberImportant Days in October
Important Days in NovemberImportant Days in December

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