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Re: samhain?

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 > month. > -Marcos
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 for years". Although how would you number the intercalated month in leap years? -Stephen (Steg) "it's easier to ask forgiveness than to get permission." ~ walter slovotsky, _guardians of the flame_


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>