Check out the video here and the interesting history behind a fortnight to days, how many days are in a fortnight exactly?

## A fortnight is equal to 14 days or 2 weeks.

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## What is a fortnight when converting to days?

Nowadays people use International System of Units, which contains seconds, minutes, hours and weeks to measure the periods of time, and that makes everything easier. So how many days is in a fortnight, or a fortnight is how many days in total?

A fortnight is a period of time with 14 days or 2 weeks, which has a meaning of fourteen nights. It originated from old English – fēowertyne niht.

Fortnight and fortnightly are two common words to use in the English-speaking countries, like the Great Britain, where people’s wages, salaries, and social security benefits are paid on a fortnightly basis; whereas in North America it is more common to use the term biweekly.

But in most languages, there is not such a single word that has the same or even similar meaning as fortnight, 14 days or 2 weeks.

## Why do people call it week?

The term week, also known as week or worship, is a unit of time created by the ancient Babylonians. It is the basis for today’s working days and rest days, that is seven days.

## How long is a fortnight?

So, the two scenarios are for the period of a fortnight:
Way No. 1: in days
· 1 week = 7 days
a fortnight = 14 days

(PS: day, days= d; week, weeks = w )

Way No. 2: in weeks
· 1 week = 7 days
a fortnight = 14 days = 14 ➗ 7 d = 2 weeks
a fortnight = 2 weeks

A fortnight is the same as 14 days or 2 weeks.

## What does a fortnight mean – Video

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