It’s February all the way down

In The Sparkle Chronicles, I ventured the notion, based on “equality of sun and moon,” that the land of Equestria has thirteen months of 28 days, plus the undated Summer Sun Celebration at the end.

This was, incidentally, well before I read this, which is somewhat similar but starts the year on what we think of as the 26th of July. And I’m pretty sure I didn’t mention anything about chakras.

(Via Fark.)


  1. Lynn »

    19 February 2013 · 8:32 am

    I sort of like the idea of a 13 month calendar but I do not like the idea of starting it in the middle of summer. I’ve always thought the first day of the year should be on or near the first day of spring.

  2. fillyjonk »

    19 February 2013 · 9:19 am

    Then there’s always the old French Republican calendar, with its attempt to make time decimal. (They had five or six leftover days at the end of the year, which I guess were festivals/holidays. I think they did away with all the holy-day holidays like Easter and Christmas so maybe those five or six were the only ones people got). Also there was only one weekend day every 9 workdays, which was understandably unpopular.

    Of course the problem with changing the calendar now, the rest of the world would have to agree to the changes, or else the country making them would wind up in some weird isolated timewarp. Though I’m guessing Equestria would have fewer problems with that.

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