Well-Tempered Calendar for 2024

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(Here is a calendar of 13 four-week months, plus an odd day to make 365; in leap years, 2 additional days to make 366.)
(The rationale, or at least an excuse, is noted below.)
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In the wee hours of March 8, 2015, the impending Daylight Savings Time change kept me out of sleep. For diversion, I thought: 'if all these hours can arbitrarily shift for the common good, then let us improve the whole calendar for the common good.'
Calendar-making is an ancient craft. Jews, Greeks, Muslims, and others each maintain a special calendar coherent with a world-view and heritage. Implementing a calendar has payoffs and pains. The Western switch from the Julian to the more-accurate Gregorian calendar (adopted 1582-1917, here and there, gradually) produced endless historical date recalculations. The crazily rational calendar set up by the new French Republic in the 1790's became a strange joke.
My calendar joke is a small trip outside the box. After sketching this pattern for the year, my sleep eventually returned.

Well-Tempered Calendar Feature Summary:

No change for these handy items:

___ Approximately 365-1/4 days per solar year (try to change that!)
___ 7 days per week
___ Traditional weekday names
___ Traditional month names (plus a bonus one)

Details with important changes:

___ Exactly 4 weeks (28 days) per month. Notice that 28 x 13 months = 364 days.
___ The new year begins March 1-- reverting to the old Roman calendar.
___ The extra days (1 or 2) of each year append to the last month (February).
___ A new month is inserted between January and February. It is named for my cat.


___ The year's pattern is more evident, reducing reference to calendars.
___ The names: 'September', October', 'November', 'December' regain meaning.
___ St Patrick's Day is unchanged.
___ US income tax day moves to April 18.
___ The Full Moons make a linear graph on the calendar.
___ In 2015, every 13th is a Friday; then, no Friday 13th until 2020. Nice to get 'em overwith.

Why not just use it?

___ The change is not prompted by necessity (as was the Gregorian revision).
___ No great payback balances the great cost of switching.

Eventually, I believe the annual switch to Daylight Savings Time will succumb to the same 'minus' factors.
My 1970 Encyclopedia Britannica says that another 13-month calendar has been proposed and rejected. The 'International Fixed calendar' sets a 364-day year with a new 28-day month (Sol) between June and July. Each month begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday, no matter the year. To achieve this, some peculiar rules take 1-1/4 days of each solar year officially 'off-the-books'! This jars whatever I have of common sense.
Hopefully creating no new problems, nor solving any old ones, here is a 'Well-Tempered calendar' for amusement.

[March 9, 2015 MMG]