Unlucky 13 months
What if every month was February? And by that, we mean what if every month was 28 days? That was the dream of calendar reformists post-WWI, who advocated adopting more uniform months. A writer in the Washington Post says the proposal, which was supported by American business leaders, would have given us 13 months of 28 days, with an extra ‘world holiday’ making up the 365th day. Against the proposal were Jewish leaders, who pointed out that because their Sabbath is every 7 days (aka on Saturday in our Gregorian calendar-led world), it would mean that every year it would shift to a new day, and a Sabbath on a Wednesday was beyond the pale. The Vatican also disagreed with a uniform calendar, and the proposal faded into history… Change – it’s never easy…
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