Look I am no genius - I may hold a degree in economics but I don't have honours, masters nor a doctorate. But I am an expert in common sense and simplicity and I truly believe that if we are to get the masses and different countries to accept the dozenal calendar it has to be simple to understand - and have some new benefit to them.

I independently arrived in thought as to a dozenal calendar late last year - it was only after I had myself invented a dozenal 10 month calendar each month comprised of 26 days, or 5 weeks of a 6-day week - 260 days of 10 months and 50 weeks, with 5 and a quarter days left over, that I did some research using google and the net to see if anyone else had invented it before me.Obviously I found out that such a calendar had already been proposed independently from me. BUT mine is slightly different in accounting for the remainder of the days left over from 10 totally symmetrical months than any proposal I have seen so far.

In a nutshell, what about if we add an extra week of 6 days to the dozenal calendar year mentioned above i.e. 266 days and 51 weeks in a year with the extra 6 days being split into an extra day in each other month - that is 27 days in each of February, April, June, August, October and December, with 26 days in each of the other months.

266 days dozenal is equivalent to 366 days decimal and we know that the Earth revolves around the Sun every 365 and a quarter days, so we are actually borrowing three-quarters of a day or 0;9 of a day. But what makes it so symmetrical is that every 8 years (0;9 x 8 = 6 days we have gained) we can repay the borrowed time of having a 'Leap Year' of exactly 10 dozenal months, each with exactly 50 weeks - 5 weeks of 6 days (or 26 days) each month - 260 days in that year!

The beauty of this calendar is that unlike the Gregorian calendar it is not short of a day and a quarter which causes the dates of different years to fall on different days in the week i.e. my calendar causes any day of the year to fall on the same day of the week as the previous year for seven years straight! Only every 8 years on a leap year will the dates and days be different than the other years BUT because the number of weeks completed in the year is whole the 9th year will have exactly the same days of dates as the first year!

This calendar will allow the masses to know exactly what day a date in the year is, so that is one benefit to the people. A second benefit would be to lobby each countries government to enshrine in law a work roster of 3 days on - 3 days off, but that is another topic which is quite complex in terms of worker productivity etc and is one I don't feel qualified to address - but the idea is out there!

The only problem I can see arising is the lack of provision for those religiously-minded for whom a 7-day unit is essential; they might be happy to have Easter fixed, though, and not forever meandering.

Three days on and three off - or four and two?

And welcome to the Forum!