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Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Zac Robinson

Jan 16Time y Time is socially constructed y The week is a modern inventionOrigins Of The Week y The week is artificial because nothing special happens when the weekend begins y Julian System is the system used in most calendars today Was established more than 2000 years ago by the Romans y Month was based on the lunar cycle day was based on the setting of the sun y 3000 years ago in Babylon they used the week of 7 days Each day of the week symbolized a celestial body y Later on Christians adopted the 7 day weeky According to the Christian genesis story earth was created in 7 daysPreIndustrial Europe and North America y Peoples recreation historically was seasonal farm families found leisure time in the winter when growing season was over y Most people only had one day off from work which wa
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