|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 4, 2004, 4:26|
On Nov 4, 2004, at 12:09 AM, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> The old scheme is admittedly more interesting, but for "interesting" I
> prefer to switch calendars entirely. :) The Jews, for instance, change
> their year number in the fall - rather boringly on the first day of a
> month, and on the day called "New Year's" (or, rather, "Head of the
> Year") - but less boringly, they *number* their months starting in the
> *spring*, so that the calendar year begins in month 7 instead of month
> 1. So even though AM 5765 just began in September, the day about to
> begin at sundown as I write this message is the 20th day of the 8th
Although no one actually refers to the months by their original number
names anymore. It's not like people are writing the date as 8/20/5764
or 20-8-5764 or 5764.8.20 or anything like that. It's always _K'
(mar)hheshvan, (H')TShS"H_, with the numbers written as letters and the
month-name written out. It would definitely be cool if people wrote
20-8-5764, though :-) . Or even 20-2-5764, counting from the "New Year
Although how would you number the intercalated month in leap years?
"it's easier to ask forgiveness than to get permission."
~ walter slovotsky, _guardians of the flame_