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  • @BloodSlut
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    bastards could have at least not fucked up october november and december

    • @[email protected]
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      213 months ago

      I mean, March used to be the first month. Traditionally, New Year used to be a spring holiday. In Ukraine, the original lyrics of the Carol of the Bells sing about the spring beginning

      • Dark Arc
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        133 months ago

        March or April being the first month honestly would make so much more sense

        • GladiusB
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          33 months ago

          Not for Christmas. Too many equate the holidays with the end of the year celebrating.

            • @[email protected]
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              63 months ago

              It should be Easter anyway. Jesus was born. So what - we’re all born at some point.
              But then Jesus rose from the dead? Now that’s worth celebrating.

              Also bunnies and eggs for some reason?

      • @[email protected]
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        63 months ago

        Ukraine recently moved it back though to align with the Western New Year celebrations if I recall correctly. More of a “fuck Russia we’re gonna do our own thing” cultural move.

        • @[email protected]
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          That’s not what we moved. We moved Christian holidays 2 weeks back to align with Gregorian calendar. Because the Orthodox Christians would count it by Julian Calendar (with Christmas on 7th January). But yeah, we did do that to be closer to European countries than to Russia

    • @edgemaster72
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      143 months ago

      “But my ego demands I name a month after myself and I’ll be damned if it’s one of those bloody cold months at the end of the year!”

      • @MindSkipperBro12
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        43 months ago

        It’s two months. July: Julius. August: Augustus.

        • teft
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          93 months ago

          Two different emperors. July is named after Julius Caesar and August is named after Augustus.

          • @MindSkipperBro12
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            33 months ago

            Ah, thought it was both Augustus since his name was like Julius Caesar Augustus.

            • teft
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              33 months ago

              His full name was Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus but he was most commonly called Octavian. He was born Gaius Octavius but when he was named successor to Julius Caesar he adopted Caesar’s name.

              • lad
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                23 months ago

                Took me some searching to understand that you were explaining about Augustus being not originally Julius Caesar. I kinda took it that it was the original Julius Caesar that was not named like that at birth 😅

                • teft
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                  13 months ago

                  They’re all super confusingly named. The first 12 have either caesar, augustus, or both as part of their name.

    • BarqsHasBite
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      Let’s see, if we had 10 months we’d need 5 months of 36 days and 5 of 37 days. Each month is a little over 5 weeks, which is 35 days. Maybe 10 months of 35 days and a special month of 15 days.

      (I still prefer 13 months of 28 days with 1 extra day, but superstitious people don’t like 13.)(I also like my personal idea of 6 day weeks with 4 days working and 2 days off. That leaves 1 odd week of 5 days.)

      • TheaoneAndOnly27
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        Alright, hear me out. We go with the 10 months of 35 days and a special month of 15 days, but the 15 days is just one giant celebration. Just 15 days of nothing but arts and crafts and hanging out with friends.

      • lad
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        13 months ago

        Yeah, 4-day working week is long overdue

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  • dumples
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    If we are making up calendars why don’t we have 13 months of 28 days leading to 364 days. This means every month has 4 weeks of 7 days and an extra day a year which we can make a celebration day that doesn’t land on a day of the week. So every year every day lands on the same day of the week and an extra day (or two on leap years) that aren’t part of the typical week

    • Ada
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      353 months ago

      So every year every day lands on the same day of the week and an extra da

      Can you imagine never getting your birthday off?

      • GoldELox
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        93 months ago

        wow, until becoming attached to the current calander in my youth i had always believed this would be more efficient, you really gave me a great reason for the Gregorian

      • dumples
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        23 months ago

        That’s a great point. Imagine being a Monday birthday

    • @Etterra
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      33 months ago

      I’ve been saying this exact thing for years, but good luck selling the idea to people who are either superstitious idiots, hate prime numbers, or both. “Oh noes, we can’t divide 13 into halves and quarters whatever shall we do?” Might as well keep using the stupid thing we’ve always used. Never mind that I’m 45 and still haven’t bothered to learn which months have 31 days vs. 30 days. Because I know how to look at a calender/phone.

      • dumples
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        13 months ago

        Who knows what months have 31 days? Psychopaths that’s who

    • BarqsHasBite
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      13 months ago

      You don’t have to stick to 7 day weeks. Personally I’m a fan of 6 day weeks, with 4 days work 2 days off. And then you have more weeks and weekends.

    • @DaneGerous
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      13 months ago

      What about 10 months of 36 days each. Change weeks to 6 days with 2 day weekends. Equinoxes, solstices, new years, and leap years get their own days outside of months and weeks.

      • dumples
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        23 months ago

        I’ve always said that we should get the 12 days of the summer and winter solstice off every year. Got to rest in opposite ways

  • @givesomefucks
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    213 months ago

    Our calendar still kind of sucks.

    It’s off by 6hrs/yr.

    The Persian calendar is off by 1sec/yr.

    But it’s year zero is about the Prophet Muhammad…

    So only Iran and Afghanistan use it.

    • @LemmyKnowsBest
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      123 months ago

      Humans sure are strange. Mathematical astronomical geniuses but still stupid enough to believe in superstitious fairy tales they call religion. But perhaps that’s part of the (evil) genius too. The people who create religions are the ones who know how to psychologically control the masses.

    • lad
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      43 months ago

      It looks like the Iranian calendar would have each year of a different length, since

      The Iranian New Year begins at the midnight nearest to the instant of the northern spring equinox, as determined by astronomic calculations for the meridian (52.5°E)

      This would make this kind of calendar extremely complicated to handle especially when not using computers

    • @LemmyKnowsBest
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      😳

      Edit: never mind, I’m not a victim of this. I guess there are some benefits of being an HOURLY capitalist slave.

      You’re apparently a salaried capitalist slave.