Why Calendar Reform?

Do you know why dates annually fall on the different day of the week?

Do you know why we are indeed using in total 14 different calendars swapping annually?

Do you know why the complete cycle of the current calendar is 400 years or 20,871 weeks long?

Current calendar is the most expensive system we use daily.

It must be changed annually

Because the total days in a year are not divisible by the 7-day week, there are one or two remaining days. That causes the calendar must be changed annually. However, all studies and proposals suggest abolishing the annual calendar renewal and adopting the simple design of a perennial calendar. 

It is over-complicated

It is over-complicated becuase the complete cycle of the current calendar is neither 4 nor 28 years, but is 400 years or exact 20,871 weeks. The complete cycle having exact weeks was arithmetically and religiously satisfied, but a perennial calendar with repeating single year cycle is practically perfect enough for us. 

It confuses our memory

We are often difficult to recall the memory of the same date of the past year, because dates always fall on the difference day of the week. Actually, the annual alteration of the calendar makes our memory confused. It could also be the reason why we often miss some important birthdays or anniversaries.

It wastes our effort & resource

While we produce new calendars and diaries every year, we throw away tons of expired or over-produced calendars and the related stationery. The calendar is an imperfect system that keeps wasting our time, effort and resource to keep it updated annually. In fact, our current calendar is in total 14 different calendars in use. A repeating single-year calendar should be practically good enough for us.

It alters the dates of annual events

Because of the annual renewal of the calendar, annual events, such as conferences and exhibitions, must be realigned every year. School schedules and many work plans need to be updated yearly. It is obviously wasting our massive time, effort, and resource. Because of the annual alteration of the current calendar, all organizations have to hire people to plan certain activities again and again.

It weakens date-related statistics

For countries and businesses, the financial budgets are highly depend on periodic statistics, such as last month or last quarter. The altering weekdays per month and per quarter weakens the precision and relevancy of those statistics, affects the forecast results, and cause expensive budgets. We often have to spend extra efforts to study and adjust the variations, since every year is different.

About the Gregorian Calendar

Brief History

The current calendar is called as "Gregorian Calendar". In 1582, Pope Gregorian XII reformed it from the Julian calendar. Britain and its North American colonies adopted it from 1752. The reason of that calendar reform was to stop the drift of the calendar with respect to the equinoxes and solstices. The reform actually helped to arrange the date for Easter. However, such calendar reform was considered as unsatisfied, because the Easter Day is still undergoing the reform discussion. 

Not Astronomy

Do you know how days are arranged into the twelve months? Do you know why dates must fall on the different day of the week every year? My young son has asked, but most people cannot give the right answer. Surprisingly, those calendar features are not related to any astronomical purpose, but the decision of some ancient leaders. The only astronomical factor of the calendar is the length of a year correctly between 365 and 366 days. Others were just for the tradition, culture, and religious purposes.

Many Proposals

In the history, there happened many calendar reforms. In every century, there were several proposals of calendar reform. All proposals and studies suggest abolishing the annual renewal and adopting a perennial calendar. We successfully adopted the Metric system and gained vast benefits from the simplicity. WEcalendar offers the equivalent benefits of the Metric system. A repeating single-year (perennial) calendar should be practically enough and suitable for all strata of society.   

WEcalendar is the simplest and the most practical perennial calendar for us.

The proposed WEcalendars (The World Enduring Calendar System) are perennial calendars. Comparing with all other proposals, WEcalendar proposes the least changes. It has rigorously considered the contemporary calendar usages among all strata of society. It also balanced among the calendar's history, culture, tradition, and religious belief.  It is much simpler and quite suitable for the strata of society. It will be the most practical civil calendar for governments and businesses. 

Other concerns:

Other Proposals (pdf)


Religious Compliance (pdf)



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