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IMAGINE

The New Earth Calendar is intended to serve and benefit all the people on Earth. It is not influenced by religion, politics, nationality, race or sex. It simply correlates the relationship between the earth, its rotation and annual journey around the sun. It applies equally to all inhabitants of Earth, and only Earth because it would be meaningless on any other planet, around any other sun or in any other solar system. It is unique to us.

Consider having just one monthly calendar, rather than the 28 in our current system. The New Earth Calendar is a practical refinement of the Gregorian calendar we now use and would eliminate the many inconsistencies that have been perpetuated for more than 2000 years. Thirteen equal months of 28 days. Each quarter has exactly 13 weeks and an equal number of workdays.

Each week, month and year starts on a Monday, never a Sunday. Sunday is the last day of the week and would always be on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th of the month. Each country will be able to set their holidays in accordance with local custom, but generally, with the exception of Easter, they will always be on a fixed date and day of the week. They could be set so as to establish long weekends, but shorten the “dead week” that typically happens between Christmas and New Year’s Day. With The New Earth Calendar and Sundays always on fixed dates, the possible dates for Easter are reduced from around 35 to about 5 or 6.

We have timepieces that perfectly divide our days in a predictable and dependable manner. It seems inevitable and the time may be right to make our calendar just as simple, reliable and useful. Because a date in one year will occur on the same weekday in all years to come, business, government, educational institutions and other similar organizations would be able to schedule once and rely on the same dates in future years.

Tremendous efficiencies would benefit everyone but especially those involved with the delivery of goods and services. Anyone involved with scheduling would welcome the straightforward simplicity of The New Earth Calendar and appreciate its perpetual qualities. Statisticians will welcome easy comparisons from one period to another, allowing more accurate planning of production, deliveries and staffing.

For the superstitious, there would never be another Friday the 13th, because Fridays will only fall on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of the month.