Hanke-Henry Permanent Calendar
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March 1, 2020 at 5:00 am #25665
I’m interested to see what other people’s opinions on this new calendar are. Essentially, its a calendar where leap days are removed, and every year each date occurs on the same day of the week, with most holidays being on Monday. For example, if your birthday was on a Tuesday one year, it would be on a Tuesday every year. This is accomplished using a 364-day calendar split into four three-month-long sections. The first two months of each section would be 30 days long, while the last month would be 31 days. To make up for the missing day and the lack of a leap year, every 6 years there would be an extra week that comes after December and is part of its own separate month. This calendar simplifies business and school schedules a lot, as you would only have to plan it once and it would then apply to every following year since the dates and days of the week would always be the same. I think it is a very interesting idea that could work very well in practice. What do you think?
Here is an article that probably sums it up better than I can:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/29/us/permanent-calendar-leap-year-trnd/index.htmlMarch 1, 2020 at 9:02 am #25687bzerk86ParticipantFUNKY VIPFUNK: 8,264Rank: Diamond-Back Gorilla
Very interesting, it’s almost like the metric system but for days.March 1, 2020 at 9:19 am #25688
It kind of is. Speaking of which, I really wish the US would adopt the metric system. It makes so much more sense than the imperial system.March 4, 2020 at 3:03 am #25772Moskito256ParticipantFUNK: 5,302Rank: Fancy Chimpanzee
I’ve made one that is better. It has 13 months of 28 days each, and one month that only has a day (and two days every four years). Each date also occurs on the same day of the week in the same year; and having months of 28 days would be handy for women who have regular periods and stuff.
March 4, 2020 at 8:10 am #25783
- This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by Moskito256.
Actually that doesn’t work the way you think it would. Each day wouldn’t be the same each year. With the way you proposed, the extra day at the end of the year would make you start the year a day off. If you started on a Monday one year, you would start on a Tuesday the next, and so on. With the Hanke-Henry, the year always ends at the end of the week and starts on a Monday because it’s planned to where you end December on a Sunday and thus start a new year on Monday again. Even on leap years, this isn’t a problem as it’s an extra week that still ends on a Sunday.
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