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Unlike animals, human beings need structure in their lives. They need to know how long events occur, to predict when things will happen and to make arrangements with other humans that are time based. For all of this they need to measure time and communicate these measurements so that their...Read More

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Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII which explains how the name came about.
Julian calendar has 2 types of years: Normal year and Leap year. The normal year has 365.25 days and the leap year has 366. Normal year is actually 11 minutes less.
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Ethiopia does not follow Gregorian calendar because the country uses it's own calendar - Ethiopian calendar. The calendar is used in Eritrea and Ethiopia, it is used as the liturgical year for Christians in Eritrea. The calendar begins on August 29 or August 30. The Ethiopian calendar is...Read More

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The idea of dividing time into periods such as years, months, and weeks developed later, but the concept of a calendar really began in the Bronze Age. There is evidence that people then were marking time, trying to manage and predict events by using the natural rhythm of our days. The Per...Read More

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I can only speak for the western world, but I think it would be sensible to assume that events and dates of these events decided when festivals were held, that is, to celebrate or remember key happenings such as the date someone famous died or was born or won some battle. The exception is...Read More

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Calendars help us keep track of time passing and of structuring our future, making plans and communicating these to others. Without calendars, we would be making scribbled notes and hoping this would liaise with the notes others were making. Calendars help us to stay organized, to rememb...Read More

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As far as I know, the calendar most used, the Gregorian calendar, is the most accurate. It takes the number of days the Earth takes to circulate the sun and with the odd bit left over, a leap year every fourth year, brings the movement of time into a neat calculation. The Gregorian is the...Read More

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I don't know about 'most'. This depends on where you live. In the United States calendars begin on a Sunday, but not all over the world. Slavic languages have Monday as the first day and Monday is used all over Europe as the first day in the week. Sunday was named as first day of the week...Read More

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Great Britain shifted to the Gregorian calendar in 1752. The year 1751 was a short year (282 days) running from 25 March to 31 December. 1752 was also short of 11 days. Spain, Italy and France shifted to the Gregorian calendar in 1582, Greece shifted in 1922, Russia shifted to Gregorian c...Read More

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The main reason why Gregorian calendar was implemented was because Pope Gregory XIII wanted to change the Easter date to be in sync with the time it was celebrated by the early church. This happened in 1582.
The Roman Emperor's system miscalculated the length of the year by 11 minutes...
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