Calendar

I couldn’t help but notice, while trying to plan my garden planting schedule, that our calendar is messed up. It makes no sense. It is based on nothing, as far as I can tell.

I would like to propose a new Calendar for a new Age of Aquarius.

There are 365 days in a year. 7 days in a week. Why are there 12 months of different sizes? 13 x 28 = 364. There should be 13 months of 28 days each, with a new year’s day that does not belong to any month or week, attached at the beginning. 365 days. Throw a leap day in every 4 years, and there we have it. A calendar where the first of every month is always a Monday. There are four weeks exactly in every month. There is one day which is celebrated on its own, New Year’s Day.

I don’t really like having New Year’s day in the dead of winter. That also makes little sense. I would propose that the Spring equinox should in fact be the first day of the year.

Also, I do not like the names of the days or months. I have a few suggestions for better names. These are obviously only silly examples, but I kind of like them.

Preparid
Monday
Workid
Tuesday
Valid
Wednesday
Perfectid
Thursday
Satisfid
Friday
Restid
Saturday
Inspirid
Sunday

Monday is the day of planning – Preparid
Tuesday is the day of work – Workid
Wednesday is the day of assessment – Valid
Thursday is the day of improvement – Perfectid
Friday is the day of satisfaction – Satisfid
Saturday is the day of rest – Restid
Sunday is the day of inspiration – Inspirid

Since there will be 13 months in this calendar plus one extra day for New Year’s Celebrations.  The names I selected for the months are based loosely on Sanskrit, one of the oldest and most enlightened languages known to man.

New Year’s Day – First day of the Year, belonging to no month or week.

New Year’s
Holiday
21-Mar

Ladin – Month of Joy

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
22-Mar 23-Mar 24-Mar 25-Mar 26-Mar 27-Mar 28-Mar
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
29-Mar 30-Mar 31-Mar 1-Apr 2-Apr 3-Apr 4-Apr
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
5-Apr 6-Apr 7-Apr 8-Apr 9-Apr 10-Apr 11-Apr
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
12-Apr 13-Apr 14-Apr 15-Apr 16-Apr 17-Apr 18-Apr

Vipad – Month of Ease

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
19-Apr 20-Apr 21-Apr 22-Apr 23-Apr 24-Apr 25-Apr
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
26-Apr 27-Apr 28-Apr 29-Apr 30-Apr 1-May 2-May
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
3-May 4-May 5-May 6-May 7-May 8-May 9-May
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
10-May 11-May 12-May 13-May 14-May 15-May 16-May

Nugara – Month of Passion

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
17-May 18-May 19-May 20-May 21-May 22-May 23-May
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
24-May 25-May 26-May 27-May 28-May 29-May 30-May
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
31-May 1-Jun 2-Jun 3-Jun 4-Jun 5-Jun 6-Jun
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
7-Jun 8-Jun 9-Jun 10-Jun 11-Jun 12-Jun 13-Jun

Zavat – Month of Hope

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
14-Jun 15-Jun 16-Jun 17-Jun 18-Jun 19-Jun 20-Jun
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
21-Jun 22-Jun 23-Jun 24-Jun 25-Jun 26-Jun 27-Jun
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
28-Jun 29-Jun 30-Jun 1-Jul 2-Jul 3-Jul 4-Jul
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
5-Jul 6-Jul 7-Jul 8-Jul 9-Jul 10-Jul 11-Jul

Nukroza – Month of Compassion

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
12-Jul 13-Jul 14-Jul 15-Jul 16-Jul 17-Jul 18-Jul
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
19-Jul 20-Jul 21-Jul 22-Jul 23-Jul 24-Jul 25-Jul
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
26-Jul 27-Jul 28-Jul 29-Jul 30-Jul 31-Jul 1-Aug
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
2-Aug 3-Aug 4-Aug 5-Aug 6-Aug 7-Aug 8-Aug

Darya – Month of Generosity

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
9-Aug 10-Aug 11-Aug 12-Aug 13-Aug 14-Aug 15-Aug
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
16-Aug 17-Aug 18-Aug 19-Aug 20-Aug 21-Aug 22-Aug
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
23-Aug 24-Aug 25-Aug 26-Aug 27-Aug 28-Aug 29-Aug
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
30-Aug 31-Aug 1-Sep 2-Sep 3-Sep 4-Sep 5-Sep

Pakara – Month of Gratitude

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
6-Sep 7-Sep 8-Sep 9-Sep 10-Sep 11-Sep 12-Sep
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
13-Sep 14-Sep 15-Sep 16-Sep 17-Sep 18-Sep 19-Sep
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
20-Sep 21-Sep 22-Sep 23-Sep 24-Sep 25-Sep 26-Sep
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
27-Sep 28-Sep 29-Sep 30-Sep 1-Oct 2-Oct 3-Oct

Aristi – Month of Security

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
4-Oct 5-Oct 6-Oct 7-Oct 8-Oct 9-Oct 10-Oct
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
11-Oct 12-Oct 13-Oct 14-Oct 15-Oct 16-Oct 17-Oct
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
18-Oct 19-Oct 20-Oct 21-Oct 22-Oct 23-Oct 24-Oct
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
25-Oct 26-Oct 27-Oct 28-Oct 29-Oct 30-Oct 31-Oct

Jatva – Month of Knowledge

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
1-Nov 2-Nov 3-Nov 4-Nov 5-Nov 6-Nov 7-Nov
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
8-Nov 9-Nov 10-Nov 11-Nov 12-Nov 13-Nov 14-Nov
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
15-Nov 16-Nov 17-Nov 18-Nov 19-Nov 20-Nov 21-Nov
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
22-Nov 23-Nov 24-Nov 25-Nov 26-Nov 27-Nov 28-Nov

Vodaya – Month of Emotion

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
29-Nov 30-Nov 1-Dec 2-Dec 3-Dec 4-Dec 5-Dec
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
6-Dec 7-Dec 8-Dec 9-Dec 10-Dec 11-Dec 12-Dec
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
13-Dec 14-Dec 15-Dec 16-Dec 17-Dec 18-Dec 19-Dec
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
20-Dec 21-Dec 22-Dec 23-Dec 24-Dec 25-Dec 26-Dec

Nurati – Month of Love

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
27-Dec 28-Dec 29-Dec 30-Dec 31-Dec 1-Jan 2-Jan
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
3-Jan 4-Jan 5-Jan 6-Jan 7-Jan 8-Jan 9-Jan
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
10-Jan 11-Jan 12-Jan 13-Jan 14-Jan 15-Jan 16-Jan
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
17-Jan 18-Jan 19-Jan 20-Jan 21-Jan 22-Jan 23-Jan

Samaka – Month of Balance

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
24-Jan 25-Jan 26-Jan 27-Jan 28-Jan 29-Jan 30-Jan
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
31-Jan 1-Feb 2-Feb 3-Feb 4-Feb 5-Feb 6-Feb
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
7-Feb 8-Feb 9-Feb 10-Feb 11-Feb 12-Feb 13-Feb
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
14-Feb 15-Feb 16-Feb 17-Feb 18-Feb 19-Feb 20-Feb

Arthad – Month of Truth

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
21-Feb 22-Feb 23-Feb 24-Feb 25-Feb 26-Feb 27-Feb
8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
28-Feb 1-Mar 2-Mar 3-Mar 4-Mar 5-Mar 6-Mar
15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
7-Mar 8-Mar 9-Mar 10-Mar 11-Mar 12-Mar 13-Mar
22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th
Preparid Workid Valid Perfectid Satisfid Restid Inspirid
14-Mar 15-Mar 16-Mar 17-Mar 18-Mar 19-Mar 20-Mar

Leap Day – Last day of the year, Every fourth year, belonging to no month or week.

Leap Day
Holiday
act as 29-Feb

So, hopefully this calendar makes sense to you. It makes sense to me.

Today would be Inspirid, the 14th of Arthad (Sunday, the 14th day of the last month). In two weeks from tomorrow it would be New Years’s Day.

The names will take a little getting used to, but I feel like this calendar would make time management a little easier and make our weekly expectations of ourselves a little more solid. I would love to hear your comments. Will 2012 be the last year of the Gregorian Calendar?

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