Missionary came to China and expanded their definition of a week. So Monday to Sunday in Chinese expression starts with Worship just like below table.
And at the same time, Chinese people started to use 7 stars to define 7days in a week. The 7 stars is Sun, Moon, Gold, Wood, Water, Fire, Soil. It’s called as “Star Cycle”
|English||Chinese Expression Ⅰ||Chinese Expression Ⅱ||Chinese Expression Ⅲ|
|Monday||Worship one||Star Cycle one||Week one|
|Tuesday||Worship two||Star Cycle two||Week two|
|Wednesday||Worship three||Star Cycle three||Week three|
|Thursday||Worship four||Star Cycle four||Week four|
|Friday||Worship five||Star Cycle five||Week five|
|Saturday||Worship six||Star Cycle six||Week six|
|Sunday||Worship sun||Star Cycle sun||Week sun|
|One week||One worship||One star cycle||One week|
|Next week||Next worship||Next star cycle||Next week|
Only Star Cycle is used under formal occasion such as books, newspaper and conference in China.
Worship, Star Cycle and Week are always used in verbal communication. It always depends on the speaking person’s habit.