Intercalation & Calendar Numbers (was: samhain?)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 4, 2004, 16:47|
On Nov 4, 2004, at 5:48 PM, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 06:37:41AM +0200, Steg Belsky wrote:
>> It would definitely be cool if people wrote
>> 20-8-5764, though :-) . Or even 20-2-5764, counting from the "New
>> for years".
>> Although how would you number the intercalated month in leap years?
> That very question is no doubt why the count still starts with Nisan
> instead of Tishri, because then the extra month falls conveniently
> between months 12 and 1 and may be referred to as month 13. :)
Ah, if it only were that simple... ;)
The holiday of Purim, after all, is celebrated in Adar2 in leap years,
not Adar1... so maybe Adar1 is the intercalated one! :P
The Rokbeigalmki calendar has this problem - the extra month, Yápleg,
that naturally falls out when there are 13 new moons from one [Southern
Hemisphere] winter solstice to the next, is the second-to-last month,
since the last month, Jalág, is the partial moon-cycle from the last
new moon to the solstice; the remainder of Jalág's cycle is Ghalúb, the
first month of the new year.
"Ezekiel... he has like the crazy thing!"
~ brilliant biblical commentary by n