Update: Brij Bhushan Vij implemented his DIVIDE SEVEN (7) PLAN to the Double Leap Calendar - Download the .pdf file here (Note the Calendar Cycle is 896 years exactly)
The blue numbers in the calendar are the numbering of weeks.
Fixed holidays and special days:
ISO 8601 format for the days in the leap week: e.g. 2100-12-32
North America Daylight Saving Time (DST):
'Won't it be much easier to remember when to adjust your clocks?? It will always be Mar 4 and Oct 29!!'
- Lifelong calendar. Well...hopefully no major catastrophic events that would change the Earth's axis and causing it to tilt at a different angle, or a change in speed when rotating on its axis, or a change in speed when revolving around the Sun. Else, we will have to change the calendar again.
- Complies with the 7-day cycle in the bible, respects the fourth of the Ten Commandments, and Sabbath. Quote from the bible (Genesis 2:2): 'On the seventh day God finished his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.'
- Equal financial quarters - ideal for businesses and governments. Consistent with university and high-school schedules.
- Complication in leaping days/weeks/months/years: A solar year is roughly 365.25 (The mean tropical/solar year in 2000 AD is 365.2422 SI days (see Tropical/Solar Year)). In order to account for the 1.25 days loss each year, one method is to use the above. Alternatively, we can add a 35-day leap month every 28 years (1.25 days/year * 28 years = 35 days). This method is not recommended as it disrupts the 12-month cycle, dramatically.
- Friday the 13th appears every 3 months or 4 times per year (Oh come on, the world is not perfect!?). I mean, really, think about your worst days in your life, do they all fall on the Friday the 13th?? I think we'll get used to it, eventually.
- For those who were born during the leap weeks, you'll have to celebrate on December 31.
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