Reformed International Fixed Calendar

A Reformed International Calendar (rIFC)

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edit (8/14/2018): added in Holocene Calendar reforms

Introduction

If you do not know what the International Fixed Calendar (IFC) is, why it matters, or why I would want to reform it, then please read my very large 45-page blog page on Calendar Reform where I: first talk about the significant issues with our current Calendar, the Gregorian Calendar, and then talk about how the International Fixed Calendar solves all of those issues. Towards the end of that large document I recommend some reforms to the IFC to help make it even better.

Basic Stats for the IFC

If you are not sure what all of these words mean or why they are significant, then read my large page mentioned above. I will not go over them here, because I go over then in significant detail there.

  • Equal Months: each month is exactly 28 days (4 weeks)
  • Sundays: calendar week and months start on Sundays
  • 13 Months: 13 months (13 * 28 = 364 days)
  • 13th Month: 13th month will be called Sol and inserted between June and July to minimize date displacement. Here are the months in order so you can see them:
    1. Jan
    2. Feb
    3. Mar
    4. Apr
    5. May
    6. Jun
    7. Sol
    8. July
    9. Aug
    10. Sep
    11. Oct
    12. Nov
    13. Dec
  • Intercalary Days:
    • Leap Day (June 29)
    • Year Day (Dec 29)

Reformed IFC

So, here is a link to the section of my Calendar Reform page where I talk about the various reforms if you want to read it specifically. Of those reforms, there are only really 2 the recommend direct changes to the IFC which improve upon its already stellar beginning. I also added in a 3rd reform – the Holocene Calendar.

  • Mondays – start week on a Monday which solves the Friday the 13th issue and has the week start on the real beginning of the week and has the weekend at the end of the week. I have my Google Calendar setup this way.
  • Leap Day – move Leap Day (which is listed as June 29) to February (Feb 29) to make it easier for those who have Leap Day Birthdays. There is no gain by moving it to June.
  • Holocene Calendar: In order to make the calendar more useful and respectful in science and in human history we should make the calendar a Holocene Calendar and start the year count 10,0000 years earlier, so the current year would be 12,018 HE (Human Era). Here is my post on the Holocene Calendar Reform so you can learn more about this.

Here is the new list of traits with the 2 changes made:

  • Equal Months: each month is exactly 28 days (4 weeks)
  • Mondays: calendar week and months start on Mondays
  • 13 Months: 13 months (13 * 28 = 364 days)
  • 13th Month: 13th month will be called Sol and inserted between June and July to minimize date displacement. Here are the months in order so you can see them:
    1. Jan
    2. Feb
    3. Mar
    4. Apr
    5. May
    6. Jun
    7. Sol
    8. July
    9. Aug
    10. Sep
    11. Oct
    12. Nov
    13. Dec
  • Intercalary Days:
    • Leap Day (Feb 29)
    • Year Day (Dec 29)

Here is a link a printable version of the my Reformed International Calendar on Google Docs.

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