ARISTEAN
CALENDAR

COMPARISON TO GREGORIAN CALENDAR

 

The Gregorian Calendar and the Aristean Calendar are not much different from each other. Most of the dates of the former are still found in the later. Because of this, changing over from the Gregorian to the Aristean will not be drastic.

This WebPage lists down the similarities and differences between the two calendars.  

SIMILARITIES

1.

Months - 12 per year, January to December

2.

Days in common year - 365

3.

Days in leap year - 366

4.

Leap years - every four years except if century year is not divisible by 400

5.

Start of year - January 1

6.

End of year - December 31

7.

Months with same number of days - January, July, September, October, November, December

8.

Months with same day number from January 1 - January, September, October, November, December; example, during a common year, day 25 is January 25; day 246 is September 3; day 289 is October 16; day 359 is December 25.

  

DIFFERENCES

1.

Division of months, quarters, and half-years

 

Gregorian

less uniform and have greater differences. Month varies from 28 to 31 days, quarter from 90 to 92 days, and half-year from 181 to 184 days.

 

Aristean

more uniform and has less differences. Month has either 30 or 31 days, quarter has 91 or 92 days, and half-years has 182 or 183 days only.

2.

Dates present in the, and not in the other, calendar

 

Gregorian

March 31, May 31, and August 31

 

Aristean

February 30, April 31, and June 31

3.

Week

 

Gregorian

7 days in a week; starts usually on Sunday; other regular named days of the week are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

 

Aristean

normally, 7 days in a week; starts on Monday in conformance with ISO 8601:1988; other named days of the week are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; eighth day of the week occurs on December 31 (World Peace Day) and June 31 (Leap Year Day)

4.

Day of the week of a date

 

Gregorian

not constant; shifts from year to year. Example: January 1 may be Monday in one year and then Tuesday the following year.

 

Aristean

constant; the same year after year. Example: January 1 is always Monday.

5.

Date of a day of the week

 

Gregorian

not constant; changes from year to year. Example: Last Thursday of November is Thanksgiving Day (US) and maybe any date from November 22 to November 28.

 

Aristean

constant; the same year after year. Example: Last Thursday of November (Thanksgiving Day - US) will always fall on November 22.

6.

December 31

 

Gregorian

can be any regular named day of the week; may not be a holiday

 

Aristean

not a regular named day of the week; named as World Peace Day, and for the religious as the Grand Sabbath; eighth day of the week; a holiday throughout the world giving a four-day holiday during the period December 29 to January 1; may also be designated as Thanksgiving Day--a day to thank God for His blessings during the year.

7.

Leap Year Day

 

Gregorian

February 29; not a holiday throughout the world; is a regular named day of the week

 

Aristean

June 31; a bonus holiday throughout the world every leap year giving a three-day long weekend; not a regular named day of the week; named as Leap Year Day, and for the religious as the Glorious Sabbath; eighth day of the week

8.

Christmas Day

 

Gregorian

December 25

 

Aristean

May 23, the date that the Holy Spirit revealed as the birthday of Jesus, a time that agrees with the events during His birth stated in the Bible.

9.

Crucifixion Day

 

Gregorian

Called Good Friday; movable feast and can fall between March 20 and April 23

 

Aristean

August 17 and is called Crucifixion Day. This date was revealed by the Holy Spirit Himself.

9.

Easter

 

Gregorian

Movable feast and can fall between March 22 and April 25

 

Aristean

August 20 and is appropriately called Resurrection Day. This date was revealed by the Holy Spirit Himself.

10.

Friday the 13th

 

Gregorian

occurs at least once every year; maximum number of Friday the 13th is three occurring in February, March and November in a common year, and in January, April and October in a leap year.

 

Aristean

will never occur

11.

Annual activities and special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, school terms, holidays, festivals

 

Gregorian

more difficult to remember and schedule

 

Aristean

much easier to remember and schedule

12.

Dates within week number

 

Gregorian

vary every year

 

Aristean

constant every year. Examples: week1 is from January 1-7, week 28 is from July 8-14, and week 52 is from December 24-31 every year

13.

Printing of calendars

 

Gregorian

needs to be printed every year

 

Aristean

same calendar can be used year after year, hence saving many trees that would have been cut down; much less calendars to print

14.

Unsold diaries

 

Gregorian

most likely, will just be discarded; wastage and losses are incurred

 

Aristean

will not be discarded; can be sold anytime; wastage and losses are eliminated

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