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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Enjoying the seven days of the week.

                                   Enjoying  the seven days of the week

                       
    Hi, everybody! On the first day of the festival of words, I am  elated and full of excitement.
We have all grown listening and reciting  the following lines about the days  of the week:-
                                 Mondays child is fair of face.
                                 Tuesdays child is full of grace,
                                 Wednesdays child is full of woe,
                                 Thursdays child  has far to go,
                                 Fridays child is loving and giving,
                                 Saturdays child works hard for his living,
                                 And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
                                 Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay
We used to tease each other  regarding the day one was born. Well this festival will last for seven days and we will enjoy writing our posts on all the seven days.HURRAH!It is a mystery how and when the days of the  week came into existence. It is believed that  a week  originated  before the Biblical  times. The days of the week are derived from the names of Gods and Planets. Thus  the names of the days were based as follows
                                             
                                                  Sunday is  derived from SUN
                                                 Monday is  derived from   MOON
                                                 Tuesday is      derived from   MARS
                                                 Wednesday  is  derived from MERCURY
                                                  Thursday  is  derived  from JUPITER
                                                  Friday   is     derived  from  VENUS
                                                  Saturday is       derived from  SATURN
 Seven is considered to be a  holy number.It is believed that there are seven heavens and seven heavenly palaces. There are seven wonders of the  world,seven notes in music. Let us all enjoy the seven days of festival of writing. Here we go!!
WTFestivalofWords
                                             
 This post is written in response to Write Tribe festival of Words 1st Sept 2013  

                                                         






































45 comments:

  1. Ushaji, it's indeed a pleasure to be a part of this festival. I was born on a Thursday, a full moon day, and so I hope to atleast go as far as the coming Thursday. :-)

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    1. Thank you reksoursout. Yes I am sure that we will enjoy every day of this festival Best of luck for going upto Saturday.

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  2. Hi. The days of the week! I was reminded of my childhood evening prayers. My mother used to make us say the days of the week among several other things in both English and Malayalam everyday before our prayers. I had included French when I was learning the same.

    I proudly say I am child who is loving and giving .. :)

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    1. Aparna nice to welcome you here.You are a linguist.Wonderful!!See you daily for a week.

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    2. Linguist - not too sure but do understand quite a few Indian languages and French was just for school ;)

      Yes I will be around...

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  3. Yikes! I am a Wednesday child! :)

    I actually never thought that the number 7 has this much importance. I guess we learn something new everyday. :)

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    1. Yes Jyothi,I am confident that we will learn a lot during this one week.

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  4. Usha! Even if you have listed everything that I am giong to put up over the next seven days I shall still persist :) Why do you have to be so profligate with all options - spilling them all in one post? :)

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    1. Thank you Suresh for the visit.I have not indicated what I am going to write for the whole week. I will keep you guessing about my next move.

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  5. Your post made me feel happy. I was born on Sunday. Yes 7 is a mystical number. Thanks for visiting my post and look forward to the rest of yours.

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    1. Thanks Suzy.I too was born on a Sunday.Meet you here for the next six days.

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  6. So these are going to be your 7 day posts! Good luck.

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    1. Thank you Rachna.No these are not the topics for the next six days. Please keep visiting.

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  7. That's good to know information. I love the number seven too. There is something heavenly about the number.

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    1. Thanks Diana. I think every one likes the number seven.

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  8. Interesting!! I am a Monday child! :)

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    1. Thank you Shilpa.Mondays child is fair, not only of face but fair in her dealings,co operation and judgement like you.

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  9. Thanks for sharing. This was really insightful :-)

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    1. Thanks Amrit.I am glad that you likes this post.

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  10. I thought there was only 1 heaven and 1 hell and that 7 heavens is just a phrase.
    Interesting read!

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    1. Thank you Megha for the visit.Glad you found this interesting.

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  11. that was an interesting take on the prompt...and i simply loved the poem!! i am a monday's child..ahem ahem..

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    1. Thank you Princess.Monday's child ....a fair and lovely Princess!

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  12. Such a cute post ma'm... it took me back to my school days. And i am full of woe wala child. :( :D

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    1. Hi Preeti, I am glad you relived your school days.

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  13. I hadn't though much of the number 7 until this festival of words cam up, and now I am quite frankly amazed. I had no idea that it was considered a holy number. But yes, now it all makes sense! Such an interesting take! And I love that rhyme!

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    1. Thanks you wordsndreamz.We will know more about the number 7 in the coming days.Glad that you liked the post.

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  14. Interesting post. I remember the poem. I m Thursday born and always dreamt of crossing 7 seas.

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    1. Thanks Rajalakshmi. I hope the dream comes true.

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  15. Interesting! Yes, 7 is an auspicious number. Now, waiting to read your posts, Usha! I am born on a Friday!

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  16. Mrs Menon - so glad you're taking part. I do remember that rhyme. I'm a Saturday's child and my brother would tease me that I'd really have to work hard all my life! ;)

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    1. Thanks Corinne. Your presence here is an inspiration for me. I will try to write on all the seven days.

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  17. Thank you for reminding me of the poem, Usha ji! I remember we all used to hope that we had not been born on a Wednesday!!

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    1. Thanks Roshni.I think everyone wanted to be born on a Sunday.

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  18. The rhyme brought back a lot of memories Ushaji:) I'm looking forward to your take on this interesting prompt all week :)
    I'm a wednesday's child that is full of WOW :P

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    1. Thanks Reshma Hope to be able to write till the end.

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  19. I am Thursday's child and I am glad if I can keep going far. I love travel :D Besides my date of birth is 25 and it adds up to 7 too.

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    1. Thanks Shail.This little rhyme has something for everybody.

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  20. I am Friday child. Loving & Caring :) :)
    And like Shail my birthday date also adds up to 7!

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    1. Thanks Me. Nice to welcome you here.

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  21. It was informative for me and I enjoyed knowing about the days..look forward to your posts!

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  22. Thank you Padmaja.You have made my day.

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