The project “Neutral2006”, which offers a Neutral calendar Federation , divided into two thematic group. The first component analyzes the parameters of “Neutral2006” and its internal structure. The second component is devoted to the separate name of months.
The best project of the calendar provided to the UN to date is the project “Y2K” (Millennium), which is offered by the world calendar Association (TWCA). According to independent analysts, the internal structure of the project “Neutral2006” is more flexible in relation to the structure of “Y2K”, and acceptable for the calendar reform. The project “Neutral2006” is supposed to be transferred to the UN for discussion of experts of calendar systems.
In 2010, many sources, for example, the IA “REGNUM”, “Israel Newsroom”, news Agency “New region”, “LIGA Bzenec Inform” and many others, covered the calendar theme.
“The head of the world calendar Association (TWCA) Wayne Richardson did not rule out the fact that since 2012, the world will move to a new calendar, rather than the current, introduced in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII. The Association offers a new type of chronology. Its project, called “Y2K” (Millennium), is based on a version of the world calendar (Gustave Amerlin’s project), which was almost approved in the 50s of the last century. The proposed calendar contains 365 days, each year starts on Sunday, and the last week of the year contains two consecutive Saturdays. The next year, starting on Sunday, will be 2012. Wayne Richardson made a statement that the Association will do everything to ensure that the new calendar was introduced by all countries by this date… Now these projects are being examined by specialists who will send their conclusions to the UN, which has the necessary authority to abandon the current calendar in favor of the new one.”
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Federation Neutral calendar” offers for review to experts calendar systems the project is “NEUTRAL 2006”, as an alternative perspective to the project “Y2K”, in the knowledge that the preparation of the reform of the calendar usually takes many years. The project “Neutral 2006” was prepared taking into account the requirements of the universal calendar. This primarily concerns the internal structure of the calendar, which should be as similar as possible to the Gregorian calendar, in other words with a new style.
Along with the two projects listed below, NCF does not exclude the joint, combined version under the combined name “Y2K — Neutral”, where the structure of the project “Neutral2006”, applied the accustomed classical name of the months and saved the holiday (Worldsday) from the project “Y2K” (read more below).
About the shortcomings of the Gregorian calendar and some of the intricacies of the problem under discussion, the most professional will be able to tell materials from authoritative sources, one of which is the second edition of the book by A.V. Butkevich and M.S. Zelikson “Eternal calendars.” Here is what is on this topic in this book:
“The shortcomings of the modern Gregorian calendar are not in its inaccuracies and not in the system of leap years, but in the imperfection of its internal structure:
a) the days of the week are not coordinated with the numbers of months both in different years and within one year, not to mention more significant periods of time;
b) semesters, quarters, months contain a different number of days: semesters – 181, 182, 184; quarters – 90, 91, 92; months – 28, 29, 30, 31 days, which brings a lot of inconvenience to economic calculations and planning;
c) weeks alternate, regardless of the length and dates of the month, hence the presence in the composition of the months of the so-called “split weeks”;
d) the beginning of different months falls on different and non-permanent days of the week. Because of this, the number of working days in different months of one year and in the same months of next years (from 24 to 27) fluctuates, and holidays move (“slide”) on all days of the week, which makes it necessary for government decrees to postpone the holidays. * (Requires a robust, universal calendar for each year).
The common consequence of such an imperfect internal structure of the modern Gregorian calendar is burdensome inconvenience in planning and statistical accounting of monthly products, in drawing up schedules (for example, traffic, classes at universities, etc.) that are violated at the end of the months containing more or less less than 30 days. Problems arise in the development of long-term plans and the solution of chronological problems in which we have to deal with dates that are separated by a considerable amount of time (hundreds or thousands of years). All this explains the emergence (in the first half of the XIX th century) of the idea of the reform of the Gregorian calendar as a radical way of eliminating its main shortcomings. This problem is currently quite relevant, since the wide development of international relations makes these shortcomings of the Gregorian calendar particularly tangible.
Neutral calendar options
The structure of the neutral calendar is focused on the so-called “Sunday year”, that is, the year of the Gregorian calendar, beginning (!) And ending on Sunday. The leap years of the Gregorian calendar do not fall under the category of “Sunday years”, since they, if they begin on Sunday, usually end on Monday. It is on “Sunday year”, the days of the week in the Gregorian and neutral style will coincide one to one throughout the entire calendar year.
As follows from the above table, the first “Sunday year” of the third millennium was 2006, and the final year will be 2997. A total of 107 “Sunday year” fall at the third millennium, with a frequency of 11, 6, 11 years, within each century (the principle of the “solar cycle” at 28 years). In the current century, in the first solar cycle , 2006, 2017, 2023, 2034 “Sunday years” . From the perspective of the coming reform, it should be noted that it is most convenient to introduce a neutral calendar in one of the “Sunday years” of the third millennium.
The neutral calendar consists of 12 months, contains 365 (366) days, divided into 4 quarters (91 days each). Every quarter starts Sunday. Each month of the calendar contains 26 working days and 4-5 days off, similar to the “Y2K” project, which is the base for the Neutral project. The difference of these projects is as follows:
a) If in the “Y2K” project the last day of the year does not have a specific date and day of the week (denoted by the letter W), then in the “Neutral” it has a specific date – 31 Zoroaster, being a Sunday holiday of the week.
b) If on “Y2K” a leap day is located at the end of the 6th month, and does not have a specific date and day of the week (indicated by the letter W), then on “Neutral2006” a leap day has its specific date – 31 Eve and is located between Thursday – 30 Eve and Friday – 1 Buddha (each leap year). Date 31 Eve, is a leap day, (an extra day of the week), with an individual name – “leapday” (abbreviation – Ld). The location of the leap day at the end of the 2nd month appropriately brings together the project “Neutral” with the current Gregorian calendar. This approach ensures a steady coincidence of the date of the vernal equinox and the summer solstice in ordinary and leap years, both in the Gregorian and in the neutral style. (By leap day, it would be reasonable to coincide with a single international holiday).
c) If the project “Y2K” has the classic name for months, then the project “Neutral2006” has a separate name for months, which, in addition to the obvious benefit, contains a practical plus, since the opposite months of parallel styles not cause confusion in the action. For example, March 1 of the Gregorian style is not the same date as 1 Buddha, during the calendar year. Immediately obvious is the difference between the various styles without any additional notes.
In order to avoid confusion of the discussed styles, when displaying the date “Neutral2006” in numerical order, it is appropriate to enclose the value of the year in parentheses – 01. 01. (2006). Such an approach, without further explanation, would indicate an neutral style. Past reform also had a similar problem, and in the case of “Neutral2006”, using parentheses, confusion can be completely avoided. Of course, such an approach is appropriate as long as a uniform neutral style does not take root.
The absence of days without a date (a specific date of the month and day of the week) makes the project “Neutral2006” practical and acceptable for use, and the names of the months give this calendar international status.
At the amateur level, the Neutral calendar has been active since 2006 (the first “Sunday year” of the 3rd millennium) and is gaining in popularity through the efforts of its fans.
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