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Ive heard my friends say that Saturday is a half day, is this true? If so why is it a half day? Is it something to do with Science?
- Zandi (age 19)
University of the WEstern Cape, South Africa
Scientifically, Saturdays are just the same as any other day. What
you're probably thinking of is work-days or school-days. In some
places, employees at businesses and/or students in schools have full
days on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and half days
on Saturdays. This means that they have to work or go to school on
Saturday too - just for half as much time as they do on other days. For
example, until just a few years ago, kids in Japan had school for half
of a regular day on Saturdays.
(republished on 07/19/06)
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