Featuring: New Universal Calendar a rational reform

NUCAL is a proposal for a rational reform of the present Gregorian Calendar. A NUCAL Year consists of 13 months each of 28 days and each with 4 weeks of 7 days. NUCAL also proposes changing the Era convention and the starting and ending hours of the day.

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What is NUCAL?
The New Universal Calendar is a proposal for a total reform of the internationally accepted Gregorian Calendar, Based on Julian Calendar (see about calendars). NUCAL Is a regular, easy to remember, non religious and non anti-religious stable way to organize time segments. NUCAL consists of 13 month each of 28 days and 4 weeks of 7 days, there is also a day not belonging to any month called Years Day.

NUCAL also promotes changing the current Christian Era with historical dates in negative with the obsolete roman notation system of centuries, to the superimposed Eras system and the centurial notation. Finally NUCAL promotes a change in the starting and ending hours of the day.

See and download here the NUCAL Perpetual Calendar

NUCAL compared to Gregorian Calendar
Each month has 28 days
Each month has 4 equal weeks of 7 days
Each month starts on Monday holiday and ends in Sunday
Each month is divissible by 2, 4 and 7
Each month ends with 3 consecutive holidays (last month has 4)
Each year starts on holiday Monday
Each year ends with various consecutive holidays
Names of the days of the week are multicultural
Names of the months promote human rights
Centuries are coincidental in numbers with year digits
There are no negative dates (b.c.)
Day starts in the morning not in the midnight
    The Eras system
    There are 3 eras in NUCAL:
    1. The Era of History (EH) Starting on 10.001 b.c.
    2. The Era of Homo Sapiens (EO) Starting on 100.001 b.c.
    3. The Era of Mankind (EM) Starting on 1,000.001 b.c.
    For example year 2012 is:
    12012 (EH) and 112.012 (EO) and 1,112.012 (EM)
    2012 is comprised in the 120th Centuria of the (EH) Era
    No negative dates anymore. Very simple!

    Rules of NUCAL
    1. The days of the week are 7
    2. The the months of the year are 13
    3. Each month has 4 week; 28 days
    4. Days are named after the Continents
    5. Months are named after some basic Human Rights
    6. Every month starts with a holiday named after a Human Right
    7. Calendar starts with the Winter Solstice
    8. Last day of the year is called Years Day and does not belong to any month is a Holiday
    9. In leap years there is an additional holiday after the last day of the year called Second Years Day
    10. The day starts at 6:00 AM in the morning, and ends before 6:00 next morning (one day and one night per day)
    11. Every person will have the minimun rigth to have one month of vacation and 7 personal (religious or non religious) holidays

    What is not NUCAL?

    The New Universal Calendar is not by any means:

    Any religious group
    Any atheistic group
    Any mistic or sectarian group
    Any new age, new era group, or UFOs believers group
    Any political organization
    Even any real NGO

    This is just an initiative to promote a change of Gregorian Calendar for more efficient and rational living.

    About calendars

    Since the beginning of Human thinking, Mankind has organized the time into segments to rule the common life, this is what we call calendars. The sideral cicles make it difficult to establish regular and divisible leaps of time. Mesopotamian and Egyptian calendars had important inaccuracies, same to say about the lunar calendars wich did not match with the solar year. The solar year called Tropical Year itself is not "perfect" composed of 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes and 30 seconds. Despite this difficulties some peoples notably the Mayan Civilization succeded in creating a regular, but very complex, divission of time.

    The Maya Calendar

    The actually most whidely accepted Calendar, the Gregorian was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII, by a decree signed on 24 February 1582, the papal bull Inter gravissimas. The calendar was adopted later that year by a handful of countries, with other countries adopting it over the following centuries. The Gregorian calendar introduced some reforms to the previous Julian calendar and also to the lunar cicles. This calendar has been ruling the lives of most of the countries with little contestation despite some errors, some inaccuracies and over all the very obvious intrinsic irregularities.

    Pope Gregory XIII
    The main critics came with the French Revolution and later with the positivistic movement. One of the latest proposed reforms to the Gregorian calendar is the International Fixed calendar (also known as the International Perpetual calendar, the Cotsworth plan, the Eastman plan, the 13 Month calendar or the Equal Month calendar) this proposal provides a year of 13 months of 28 days each, with one day at the end of each year belonging to no month or week. The International Perpetual calendar is based on the Positivist Calendar published in 1849 by French philosopher Auguste Comte (1798-1857). Comte based his calendar on Polynesian calendars, unfortunatelly other Comte's ideas where dismisible and linked to racism. The idea continued with the International Fixed Calendar League, it was founded in 1923 by Moses B. Cotsworth, with offices in London and later in Rochester, New York, but it ceased activities in the 1930s.

    Moses B. Cotsworth

    Some say a calendar is only a social convention and its importancy is only psicological. But the fact is that calendars will continue to rule several aspects of our lives, specially work time, weekends and holidays, international and local commerce, industry, students life, and spare time. If the Gregorian calendar is inaccurate or irregular this contributes to irregularities and innaccuracies in all those mentioned fields, and this can lead to less quality of life.

    About the author

    I'm Antumi Toasije, creator ofthe NUCAL initiative, I'm historian of African descent living in Spain. Do not worry, you don't have to ask me anything to spread the NUCAL ideas. Please contact me at: toasije@gmail.com for conferences about NUCAL If you are curious you can know more about me in my website: http://antumi-toasije.blogspot.com.es/

    NUCAL posters

     NUCAL Perpetual Calendar

    NUCAL Week

    NUCAL Day


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    Antumi Toasijé

    Antumi Toasijé
    Doctor en Historia, Cultura y Pensamiento