There is nothing wrong with our current calendar, but people still think the Gregorian calendar is a pain in the rear. I love the fact that every year, my birthday lands on a different day – which is good because no one want’s to have a birthday on a Monday night.
Something else too, I just recently learned the easy way to remember how many days each one of the months has. The small tip at the bottom will help you remember every month’s days – which can come in handy…
Count the months on your knuckles and the grooves between your knuckles. Leave out your thumb knuckle. Every month that lands on a knuckle is 31 days, every month that lands on a groove between knuckles is 30 days (or 28 for February). See that’s not that difficult right? to bad I just learned that a few weeks back.
But all of that is going to change with a new calendar proposed by two scholars from Johns Hopkins University. They said that their calendar would make: September, March, June and December the only months with 31 days, every other month, including February, would have 30. Now comes the sh!tty part, the calendar would be identical year to year, so your birthday, Christmas, and every other major holiday would fall on the same day, same week, every year.
Henry and Hanke claim that the new calendar would have amazing economic benefits. Because the calendar would be the same year to year, financial calculations would become much easier.
I don’t know about you, but I think this is the worst idea for birthday bashes, depending on what day your birthday lands on, in my case, a Tuesday… every darn year I’ll have a Tuesday celebration. So if you landed on a Saturday or Friday, congratulations!
Aside from that, the calendar is not that bad and it actually makes sense. Every 5 to 6 years they will add an extra week to the end of December. So you will go from December 31 – December Extra Week (7 days) and then January 1’st after the week is over. So what if you’re born on a month that had 31 days but now has 30? well, you will get the chance to celebrate your birthday on the day of choosing! The following calendar will help you get ready for when this new calendar goes into effect…in 2017 want to join the movement? check the official Hankee Henry Calendar Site.