Here's hoping Santa doesn't let you down...
Saw one of those on that liberal MSNBC channel...Happy festivus!
Even more interesting is the Winter Solstice was the day selected for the "celebration" of Christ's birth.The funny thing is, the MOST Festivus thing in Christmas, is the pagan-origination "Christmas" tree!
The Orthodox church in Russia still uses the Julian calendar. So their new year of 1 Jan (Julian) would fall on 13 Jan (Gregorian).I believe that is what throws off the Russian New Year too isn't it Bogie? My friend's GF celebrate the "New Year" on something like January 13th.
When you boil it all down, the non-Catholic faiths just couldn't accept a calendar introduced by the Pope. Most of the Protestant faiths gave in and accepted it...with the Eastern Orthodox hanging on through today.It's not just Russia. It's an olde European thing. :agree:
In and throughout all his Majesty’s dominions and countries in Europe, Asia, Africa,and America, belonging or subject to the crown of Great Britain, the said supputation,according to which the year of our Lord beginneth on the twenty-fifth day of March,shall not be made use of from and after the last day of December one thousand seven hundred and fifty-one;
and that the first day of January next following the said last day of December shall be reckoned, taken, deemed, and accounted to be the first of the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two;
and the first day of January which shall happen next after the said first day of January one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two shall be reckoned, taken, deemed, and accounted to be the first day of the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty-three;
and so on from time to time the first day of January in every year which shall happen in time to come shall be reckoned, taken, deemed, and accounted to be the first day of the year, and that each new year shall accordingly commence and begin to be reckoned from the first day of every such month of January next preceding the twenty-fifth day of March on which such year would according to the present supputation have begun or commenced;
and that from and after the said first day of January one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two the several days of each month shall go on, and be reckoned and numbered in the same order, and the feast of Easter and other moveable feasts thereon depending shall be ascertained according to the same method, as they now are, until the second day of September in the said year one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two inclusive; and that the natural day next immediately following the said second day of September shall be called, reckoned, and accounted to be the fourteenth day of September, omitting for that time only the eleven intermediate nominal days of the common calendar;
and that the several natural days which shall follow and succeed next after the said fourteenth day of September shall be respectively called, reckoned, and numbered forwards in numerical order from the said fourteenth day of September, according to the order and succession of days now used in the present calendar;
and that all acts, deeds, writings,notes, and other instruments, of what nature or kind soever, whether ecclesiastical or civil, publick or private, which shall be made, executed, or signed upon or after the said first day of January one thousand seven hundred and fifty-two, shall bear date according to the said new method of supputation;
and that the two fixed terms of Saint Hilary and Saint Michael, in England, and the courts of great sessions in the counties palatine and in Wales, and also the courts of general quarter sessions and general sessions of the peace, and all other courts, of what nature or kind soever,whether civil, criminal, or ecclesiastical, and all meetings and assemblies of any bodies politick or corporate, either for the election of any officers or members thereof, or for any such officers entering upon the execution of their respective offices, or for any other purpose whatsoever, which by any law, statute, charter, custom, or usage within this kingdom, or within any other the dominions or countries subject or belonging to the crown of Great Britain, are to be holden and kept on any fixed or certain day of any month, or on any day depending upon the beginning or any certain day of any month(except such courts as are usually holden or kept with any fairs or marts), shall from time to time, from and after the said second day of September, be holden and kept upon or according to the same respective nominal days and times whereon or according to which the same are now to be holden, but which shall be computed according to the said new method of numbering and reckoning the days of the calendar as aforesaid, that is to say, eleven days sooner than the respective days whereon the same are now holden and kept, any law, statute, charter, custom, or usage to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding.