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Monday is the day of the week between Sunday and Tuesday. It gets its name from the Mona, the Saxon Moon god.

Monday is sometimes held to be the first day of the week. This is the case in most of Europe and South America. In Asia, many languages refer to Monday as "day one". For example, Monday is xingqi yi in Chinese, literally meaning day one of the week. The international standard ISO 8601 also defines Monday as the first day of the week.

In other areas of the world, Monday is the second day. This is the traditional view in the United States. The name for the day in Arabic, Armenian, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew and Portuguese is "second day". Quakers also traditionally refer to Monday as "Second Day" eschewing the "pagan" origin of the English name "Monday".

Modern culture usually looks at Monday as the beginning of the workweek, as it is typically Monday when adults go back to work and children back to school after the weekend. This however is with exception; in Middle Eastern countries the beginning of the workweek is usually Saturday (Thursday and Friday are observed as the weekend).

Mondays are also attributed to the colloquial "illness" Mondayitis. (Also known as having a case of "The Mondays") A possible reason for Mondayitis is that human circadian rhythms are incompatible with the normal 35 to 40-hour working week.

In the popular rhyme, "Monday's Child is fair of face".

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