Steve Berman

The Berman Calendar

​​​​I suggest instead, a new calendar, based on 10 months instead of 12, with 6 full weeks in each month of 6 days each, and with each month starting on the first day of the week, which would be a national holiday.  Look at the convenience this would allow:

  • 10 Months
  • 6 Weeks per month
  • 6 Days per week
  • 36 days per month
  • 4 work days, two weekend days
  • Each month starts on a Monday
  • Each month ends on a Sunday
  • There would be 3 paychecks a month
  • 30 paychecks per year
  • The days of each month would fall on the same days of the week, making future planning remarkably easier.
  • First day of each month is a holiday, resulting in 10 pre-scheduled three-day weekends a year.


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​​​​​                        There are several things wrong with our current calendar system.

                                         
1)  Months are named for Roman Emperors, mythical gods and are numbered out of date.

                                                     a) May is named for Maia, the Greek goddess of the Spring.

                                                     b) June was named after the Roman goddess, Juno.
                           
                                                     c) July is named for Julius Caesar.
              
                                                     d) August for his great-nephew, Caesar (pronounced Kai'zer) Augustus.

                                                     e) September was originally the seventh month, but is now the 9th, because the first month

                                                         of the year was moved back two months and named after Janus, the God of looking forward

                                                         and backward at the same time.

                                        2)  It is difficult to keep track of the days in each month without remembering a nursery rhyme or

                                                 remembering that the odd numbered months all have 31 days and the even numbered ones have 30, with the exception of the second month of the year that usually has 28,                                                  but sometimes 29 and August and September, which are reversed.

                                            3)  There is no continuity as each month may start on any day of the week and the dates advance

                                                 1 day every year and two days in Leap Years.  You cannot predict or plan events a year or two  

                                                 in the future without consulting a calendar.

                                            4)  Various holidays end up on different days and are artificially moved to secure three-day weekends.