Culture: Public Holiday A-K
Calare Diem   (0)  [vote for, against]
Reclaim the 'lost days' with the month of Calare Diem

When the Western world changed from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian one, the dates Oct. 5 - 14 1582 never happened (Sept. 3 - 13 1752 in Britain). These days are now lost forever... Unless we claim them back with Calare Diem.

Calare Diem is a month of 10 days and celebration (11 days Brit.) that begins on what is currently Oct. 5 and ends Oct. 14 inclusive (Sept. 3 until Sept. 13 Brit.)

Since you've just reclaimed the 'lost days' of 1582 (1752 Brit.) you now have lost days in 2002, and so these must be reclaimed in 2003 and so it goes on as a yearly celebration, a celebration of an entire month, a celebration of Calare Diem.
-- tyskland, Dec 06 2002

I'm all for a 10 day celebration, but I think it would need something better behind it, other than just for the hell of it. but holidays today are so short. one day, or a three day weekend. we need something akin to the harvest festivals of old I think.
-- notme, Dec 06 2002

We could combine it with Bacchanalia.
-- hippo, Dec 06 2002

The 1582 date was from Papal edict, and since England at that time was not Catholic (think Henry VIII), they did not change their calendar, and neither did Scotland, for some reason that escapes me.

The 1752 date was a parliamentry decision, made by the British Parliament, and thus there will be different dates for Calare Diem in Britain than in the rest-of-the-world (unless they're part of the Commonwealth). Besides, it makes the British feel special.
-- tyskland, Dec 06 2002

Yes, but 46BCE had 445 days, so in fact there's a balance owing.
-- Monkfish, Dec 07 2002

But having days owed won't get you a holiday.
-- tyskland, Dec 07 2002

Then again, we could just say that if the calendar is now aligned "correctly" to the year then all previous errors and adjustments balance out and we can chuck the whole thing.

Also, what's the name? Is that bog Latin?
-- Monkfish, Dec 07 2002

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