Calendar Reform, Part 2

My Proposal #2

My second proposal would be implemented if the objections to any breaks in the 7-day sequence of days that has survived for thousands of years were removed. In this system a very simple “equal quarters” method would be used. Each quarter would have 91 days, i.e. 2 months of 30 days and one of 31. Each quarter would begin on a Sunday and end on a Saturday.

This would produce a year of 364 days. The extra day would be inserted between months six and seven and would be arranged to fall on or as close as possible to the June solstice. In leap years, two days would be inserted instead of one. These days would not be any day of the week and would have special names.

So, at the end of June the sequence of days would be as follows:

Saturday, 30th June
Mid-year Day
Mid-year Day 2 (leap years only)
Sunday, 1st July

This would keep the dates in every year on the same days of the week.

My Proposal #3

My third proposal would be inplemented if it was agreed that the length of the week could be six instead of seven. Under this proposal, there would be 12 months each having 30 days. Each of these would consist of five 6-day weeks, thus the standard year would have 60 weeks and 360 days (one day would be removed from the week, probably Monday). An additional, 5- or 6-day week would be added to bring the year up to 365/366 days. This week would begin, probably, with 21st December and end with 25th December, and would replace the current Christmas/New Year holiday period. In my proposal this period would be called “Yule” and the end of year period would look as follows (assuming it was in place this year):

Sunday, 30th December 2006
1st Yuleday 2006
2nd Yuleday 2006
3rd Yuleday 2006
4th Yuleday 2006
5th Yuleday 2006
Tuesday, 1st January 2007

Under this system, dates in each month would always fall on the same days:

Tue: 1st, 7th ,13th, 19th, 25th
Wed: 2nd, 8th, 14th, 20th, 26th
Thu: 3rd, 9th, 15th, 21st, 27th
Fri: 4th, 10th, 16th, 22nd, 28th
Sat: 5th, 11th, 17th, 23rd, 29th
Sun: 6th, 12th, 18th, 24th, 30th

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