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Happy New Year, 2013 baby. Beginning of the New Aeon. People all over the world are celebrating. The Mayan calendar may have ended but the Gregorian lives on. This year I’m doing it up Julian style. That’s why if I’m like a week late, no biggie. The Julian calendar not only  introduced the concept of a leap year occurring every four years but also an error of one day every 128 years, which meant that every 128 years the tropical year shifts one day backwards with respect to the calendar. Which means if I don’t show up hey it’s the Julian, man. Those Rusian Orthodox know what they’re doing. I don’t know why I haven’t been following it all along. Yeah sure this made the method for calculating the dates for Easter inaccurate and that’s why the Julian calendar was replaced with the Gregorian calendar in 1582 in nearly all countries. But that’s just the chances I’ll have to take.

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( these guys look like friends of Crazy Bill… )

F.Y.I. The Julian Period for astronomers

The Julian period or the Julian Day system provides astronomers with a single system of dates that could be used when working with different calendars to align different historical chronologies. It assigns a Julian Day (JD) to every year without having to worry about B.C.E or C.E. It was invented by French Scholar Joseph Justus Scaliger in 1583, who proposed that the Julian Period starts at noon on January 1, 4713 B.C.E. (Julian calendar) and lasts for 7980 years. This was determined because it is a time period long enough to include all of recorded history and includes some time in the future that would incorporate the three important calendrical cycles, the Golden Number Cycle, the Solar Cycle, and the Roman Indiction.

The Golden Number Cycle is a cycle of 19 years, while the Solar Cycle is a cycle of 28 years and the Roman Indiction repeats every 15 years. Thus the Julian Period is calculated to be 7980 years long or 2,914,695 days because 19*28*15 = 7980.Confusing? Yeah it’s all Greek Orthodox to me man.

Oh well then there is Chinese New Years. When the Year of the Dragon gives way to the Year of the Snake. I read it on my placemat at the Chinese restaurant. The Chinese New Years by the way is celebrated on Saturday February 10th, or maybe 11th or the 13th, the replacement holiday on Tuesday for all states except Kelantan and Terengganu.

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Chinese New Year 2013

Date Day Holiday State
10 February Sunday Chinese New Year National
11 February Monday Chinese New Year 2nd Day National
12 February Tuesday Chinese New Year Replacement Day All states except Kelantan and Terengganu

 Chinese New Year 2013 will be celebrated on a Sunday and Monday, with a replacement holiday on Tuesday for all states except Kelantan and Terengganu.

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this can’t be the right  cookie…

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I’ll try another one…

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