WE will eventually reform the calendar. 2023 is the best transition year.
A calendar is a system of organizing days for social, religious, commercial, administrative purposes. However, the current civil calendar is over-complicated that actually confuses our memory and wastes our time, effort, and resource to cope with the annual altering calender system. A simple single-year calendar applicable for any year should be practically easy and perfect for all strata of society, including governments and businesses.
In the common year, there have 52 weeks and 1 remaining day giving the total 365 days. If a common year begins on Sunday, the year will end on Sunday accordingly. It will be the best arrangement to let both the New Year' Day and the New Year's Eve always on Sunday. Then all years can use the same simple calendar without any redundant annual change of the calendar.
A year has 52 weeks plus 1 or 2 days. The remaining 1 or 2 days actually complicate the calendar system. The concept of "Long Week" with 8 days per week (which includes two Sundays) can fix that issue. Only 2.4% weeks per year are "Long Weeks" that can ensure exact 52 weeks per year. The whole calendar system can then be simplified and it is practically good for all strata of society.
WEcalendar 2023 is simply the calendar snapshot of year 2023. The year begins on Sunday and ends on Sunday. It has consistent 52 full weeks per year, and a quarter of the year is simply 13 weeks. Thus, it can be the most practical perennial calendar. The practical arrangement of weeks is simple and perfect enough for all strata of socity. It is compatible with and can co-exist with the Gregorian Calendar system.
WEcalendar 2023 follows the current system of 12 months in the Gregorian calendar and retains all existing 366 dates of the year. Only the system of weeks was revised. The Leap Day is still on February 29, but it is an extra Wednesday in the leap year so that it will not affect the day of the week of other days. It should be a special holiday for all people in the leap year.
"Double Sunday" means a special Sunday with two consecutive days. It exists naturally by the combination of the New Year’s Eve and the New Year’s Day of the next year. Both days are Sundays. It is an excellent and applausive Sunday arrangement. On the Sunday of New Year's Eve, people can celebrate, take rest, or worship on Sunday. On the Sunday of New Year’s Day, people can also celebrate and welcome the New Year.
The Balanced WEcalendar is extended from the WEcalendar 2023. In order to maintain all months with either 30 or 31 days, it removes July 31, adds February 30, and sets the Leap Day on March 31. It can retain the existing 365 dates of the year and offers all benefits of the WEcalendar 2023. Because of the balanced arrangement of all month lengths, it is very tidy and even more practical.
In order to maintain all months with either 30 or 31 days, the Balanced WEcalendar needs to remove July 31 and add February 30. The third quarter will have regular 91 days or exact 13 weeks. July 31 is neither a national day nor a special memorial day.
Since February 30 is added, the first quarter will have 92 days. The Leap Day will be set on March 31. Thus, the Leap Year Double Year is the combination of the Leap Day (March 31) and the first day of April. In the history, February 30 was a real date.
In the history, there happened many calendar reforms. In every century, there were several proposals of calendar reform. However, since the vast expansion of our population after the World War II, people consider that the calendar system is inalterable although there are significant deficiencies to be corrected. Moreover, there are three major challenges that make the calendar reform impossible. They include the enormous cost justification for any calendar reform, the difficulty of adopting a new calendar system by all people, and the objection from the religious groups. Rigorously, WEcalendar is the balanced solution with the least changes and lowest transition cost, the easiest learning and simplest adoption, as well as the highest respect to the religious groups and their belief.
With intensive study and analysis of the calendar development, all known proposals of calendar reform, the contemporary calendar usage, as well as going through multiple prototypes and experiments, WEcalendar is the most practical perennial calendar that can retain our accustomed calendar features. Actually, there are two proposed versions of WEcalendar. The WEcalendar 2023 can retain all existing 366 dates of the year but February has 28 or 29 days only. The balanced WEcalendar retains the existing 365 dates only so as to ensure all months having either 30 or 31 days. Both versions follow the same design principles and offer the same benefits. All quarters of the year always begin from Sunday with exact 13 weeks in 3 months. Both the New Year’s Day and the New Year’s Eve are always on Sunday. Although it looks alike the current calendar without any noticeable changes, it can actually generate countless benefits from the well-organized and consistent structure. The proposed transition year is either 2023 because the year of 2023 will begin from Sunday.
Although we have used the Gregorian calendar in our life, the drawbacks should eventually be fixed because it is over-complicated and the most expensive system that we use daily. It was actually designed neither for this modern era nor for the nations with different culture and religion. It means the calendar should eventually be reformed. The proposed WEcalendar 2023 and the alternative Balanced WEcalendar introduce the lease changes and the minimum transition impact. They are effectively more practical for any government, business, culture, and religion. Please feel free to share and discuss the calendar reform issues with your family and friends. Everyone can participate into the studies and discussion. We have the right to choose the right calendar for us and our generations.
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