12 February 2008

2008, The Calendar According To Rite Aid

The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used calendar in the world today.

The calendar we all know and love is actually a revision of the Julian calendar, first proposed by the Calabrian doctor Aloysius Lilius, and decreed by Pope Gregory XIII, for whom it was named, back in Februar of 1582.

The Gregorian solar calendar is an arithmetical calendar. It counts days as the basic unit of time, grouping them into years of 365 or 366 days. The solar calendar repeats completely every 146,097 days, which fill 400 years, and which also happens to be 20,871 seven-day weeks.

The Gregorian calendar improves the approximation made by the Julian calendar by skipping three Julian leap days in every 400 years, giving an average year of 365.2425 mean solar days long. Of these 400 years, 303 have 365 days, and 97 - the leap years - have 366 days.

This gives an average year length of exactly 365.2425 days - or 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes and 12 seconds. Got that all down? Put your pens down when you're ready to continue.

All right.

And though the Ancient Romans began their years on 1 January since 153 BC and most Western European countries changed the start of the year to 1 January before they even adopted the Gregorian calendar, there are many who follow the Rite Aidian calendar which has but 10 short days in a year. All the other days are simply filler inserted to sync up with the traditionally accepted 12-month Gregorian calendar.

This is why you will see Halloween decorations on the shelves a few days into August; this is why across 31 states in over 5,000 stores Thanksgiving swag takes charge a few hours after Halloween and why Valentines Day hearts and candies hit the ground running a few days after New Years Day, or 1 January. The Rite Aidian calendar follows a strict 10-day year.

February 14: Valentines Day

March 17: St. Patrick's Day

March 23: Easter

May 11: Mothers Day

Jun 15: Fathers Day

July 4: Independence Day

October 31: Halloween

November 27 : Thanksgiving

December 25: Christmas

December 31: New Years Eve


Unknown said...

someone tell 90-day-Jane to spend days 83 - 1 trying to 'check-out' of any bay ridge rite aid... talk about a slow painful death. they'll find your decomposed body clutching a can of right guard STILL waiting for an open register.

Gotham City Insider said...

Rite Aid haiku

I see five registers.

I see one cashier.

with loose grasp of english.

WIBR said...

Rite Aid Haiku mach 2:

Security Looks
I come for neosporin
I leave with free stuff

Gotham City Insider said...

Haha! Same here, White. Its not stealing, its liberating.

I need to free that helpless tube of Bacitracin from its shackles.

Gotham City Insider said...

Here to pick up my meds.

Old lady can't read sign

On line I will freak.

WIBR said...

I am not insured
Says Alan to Pharmacist
He says, "I want cash"

Gotham City Insider said...

Welcome to Rite Aid.

My list is very long.

They have nothing I need.

Unknown said...

after my wife cooks
I need a fleet enema
is it still aisle two