WHY REFORM THE GREGORIAN CALENDAR
- The day of the week of a date is not fixed. It shifts from year to
1 this year may be Monday. Next year, it may be Tuesday. The same is true with
a person's birthday.
- The date of a day is not fixed. It changes from year to year.
Example: Start of
school term is last Monday of January. This year, it may fall on January 30.
Next year, it may be on January 29.
- The calendar's divisions of months, quarters and half-years are
less uniform and have greater differences. The number of days varies from
28 to 31 in a month, 90 to 92 in a quarter, and 181 to 184 in a half-year.
These inconsistencies in the length of the periods cause many difficulties
in statistics and economic planning.
- Christmas Day is celebrated on the wrong date.
- Easter, a movable feast celebrating the resurrection of Jesus,
wanders to different dates in March and April because it is based on the
full moon around vernal equinox (March 21). Comparing these months with
each other and with the corresponding months in previous year is
- To the superstitious, the 13th can fall on a Friday which maybe
declared unlucky. This occurs at
least once every year. The 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
- To look up dates, a calendar every year or a calendar table is
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