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    In the United States, many Christians say that they observe Sunday, the first day of the week, at least in part, to commemorate the resurrection which they believe took place on the first day of the week. However, many areas of Europe use a calendar that has Sunday as the seventh day of the week. Does anyone know, in those areas that use that calendar, on what day they hold their weekly worship services? If they hold it on the seventh day, do they also do anything special on the first day in celebration of the resurrection?
     
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    Granny says mebbe dey could do sumpin' `bout dat daylight savings time whilst dey's at it...
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    Proposed calendar would make it same exact day, next year
    29 Dec.`11 - Each year, Jan. 1 falls on a different day of the week, and the entire following year shifts accordingly. Schools, sports teams, businesses and banks spend many hours and millions of dollars calculating on what day of the week certain dates will fall, to schedule holidays and set interest rates.
     
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    Since it has been awhile, perhaps someone new looking in will have the information asked for in the OP..
     
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    God was tuckered out by the 7th day so he took the day off to go to church and put money in the begging plate, which would be sunday since everyone works on monday. Maybe it's a coincidence, but monday is called the first day of the week. :dunno:
     
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    Someone new looking in may have the information asked for in the OP.
     
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    Delta4Embassy,

    Thanks for the link, but I'm afraid I don't see what is has to do with my question in the OP. I wonder if you might explain why you think that it does?
     
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    The Sabbath is a Jewish idea. The Jewish is Sabbath has always been, and remain Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. Because of the commandment not to leave our homes during the Sabbath, Jews typically go to services the Friday before sundown and the Sabbath begins, of Saturday evening after it's ended. I think Sunday came about in keeping with this idea, go to religious services after the Sabbath. Unfortunately over time the reason was lost and people just started assuming they go on Sundays because it's the Sabbath, not the day after the Sabbath. I don't think it has anything to do with the (alledged) ressurection.
     

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