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Calendar of RomulusEdit
- Main article: Calendar of Romulus
The original Roman calendar consisted of ten months (however, the calendar year only lasted 304 days, with 61 days during winter not assigned to any month). The months of Ianuarius and Februarius were added to the calendar by Numa Pompilius in 700 BC.
- Main article: Egyptian calendar
French Republican CalendarEdit
- Main article: French Republican Calendar
The French Republican Calendar was introduced (along with decimal time) in 1793, and was similar to the ancient Egyptian calendar. It consisted of twelve months, each divided into three décades of ten days, with five or six intercalary days called sansculottides. The calendar was abolished by Napoleon on January 1, 1806.
The Gregorian calendar, although enjoying near universal acceptance, has sometimes been criticized as being cumbersome, inefficient and culturally imperialistic; as a result a number of decimalized alternatives have been proposed as reforms.
A modern Messiah Calendar has been proposed with a 20-month year and a five-day week.
No decimal calendar proposal to date has gained a level of public acceptance sufficient to ensure its longterm success, and some have argued that the cost of any proposed conversion would far outweigh the savings that it might deliver.
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