What is calendar?

  • (noun): A tabular array of the days (usually for one year).
    See also — Additional definitions below


A calendar is a system of organizing days for social, religious, commercial, or administrative purposes. This is done by giving names to periods of time, typically days, weeks, months, and years. A date is the designation of a single, specific day within such a system. Periods in a calendar (such as years and months) are usually, though not necessarily, synchronized with the cycle of the sun or the moon. Many civilizations and societies have devised a calendar, usually derived from other calendars on which they model their systems, suited to their particular needs.

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Some articles on calendar:

Revised Julian Calendar - Adoption
... The new calendar has been adopted by the Orthodox churches of Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Poland, and Bulgaria (the last in 1963), called the New ... the Russian Orthodox Church adopted the new calendar in 1923, the present church continues to use the Julian calendar for both its fixed festivals and for Easter ... including its acceptance of the new calendar ...
... on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day Julian calendar ...
Revised Julian Calendar - March Equinox
... local apparent time, taking local apparent midnight as the beginning of each calendar day ... equinox drift of the Revised Julian calendar is quite satisfactory, at least until 4400 AD ... spans about two days because, like the Gregorian calendar, the leap years of the Revised Julian calendar are not smoothly spread they occur mostly at intervals of four ...
Revised Julian Calendar
... The Revised Julian calendar, also known as the Rectified Julian calendar, or, less formally, New calendar, is a calendar, originated in 1923, which effectively discontinued the 340 years of ... This calendar replaced the Ecclesiastical Calendar based on the Julian calendar hitherto in use by all of the Eastern Orthodox Church ... The Revised Julian Calendar temporarily aligned its dates with the Gregorian Calendar proclaimed in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII for adoption by the Christian world ...
Calendars in Computing
... CategoryCalendaring standards Electronic calendar. ...

More definitions of "calendar":

  • (verb): Enter into a calendar.
  • (noun): A list or register of events (appointments or social events or court cases etc).
    Example: "I have you on my calendar for next Monday"
  • (noun): A system of timekeeping that defines the beginning and length and divisions of the year.

Famous quotes containing the word calendar:

    To divide one’s life by years is of course to tumble into a trap set by our own arithmetic. The calendar consents to carry on its dull wall-existence by the arbitrary timetables we have drawn up in consultation with those permanent commuters, Earth and Sun. But we, unlike trees, need grow no annual rings.
    Clifton Fadiman (b. 1904)