A Short History of the Modern Calendar

January 6th, 2012 § 0 comments

Have you ever wondered about the calendar we use? Why New Years is when it is, or how it came to be that the days of the week are named after the seven traditional astrological planets?

Take a look at the video below by Jeremiah Warren. It’s a very brief history of the modern calendar and explains why we organize time the way we do, and differently then people have before.

I kind of wish we still celebrated New Years in March, but I’m okay with the switch to using the Sun as our guide. Those extra months in the Lunar calendars sound really confusing.

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