Calendar

A calendar is a system of organizing days for commercial, social, religious or administrative purposes. This is done by giving names to periods of time, usually days, weeks, months and years. Periods in a calendar are typically synchronized with the cycle of the sun or the moon.

Asked in Holidays and Traditions, Calendar, Boxing Day

What is the origin of boxing day'?

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December 26 is called Boxing Day in England and other countries in the Commonwealth, but it is unknown exactly when it first began. Boxing Day seems to have originated in the mid nineteenth century in England. Some historians believe the name 'Boxing Day' came about because the boxes placed in churches where parishioners deposited alms (coins) for the poor and needy were opened, and the contents were distributed on December 26, which is also the Feast of St Stephen. (St Stephen was the first Christian martyr.) Others believe that the Boxing Day tradition originated as a holiday for members of the upper class to give boxes containing food, clothing or money to tradespeople and servants, in much the same way that many employers offer their employees bonuses today. These gifts were usually given in boxes; hence the name 'Boxing Day". Oxford English Dictionary says this comes from the Christmas box; the verb box meaning: To give a Christmas-box, and then leading to the term boxing-day. An extension of the above theory is that when Christmas holidays were much shorter than they are today certain services often only had Christmas Day as a holiday and returned to work the day after. These included services such as the mail, newspaper or milk delivery. Householders would give them a Christmas gift or, as it was commonly called, a Christmas box on this day to thank them for their service throughout the year. The common theme, however, is that Boxing Day has absolutely nothing to do with the sport of boxing. Likewise, it does not gain its name from the overpowering need to rid the house of an excess of wrappings and mountains of now useless cardboard boxes the day after St Nick arrived to turn a perfectly charming and orderly home into a maelstrom of discarded tissue paper. The name also has nothing to do with returning unwanted gifts to the stores they came from, despite its common association with hauling about boxes on the day after Christmas. as after Christmas families had extra food left over so they would put it into boxes and bring it around to their neighbours It was custom for tradesmen to collect boxes of gifts for charities and homeless. Now its just a holiday boxing day dates back to around 400 A.D. but its true origin remains a mystery.
Asked in Calendar, Mexico, Father's Day

When is Father's Day in Mexico?

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Father's Day in Mexico is the third Sunday of June, same as in the United States and many other countries.
Asked in Valentine's Day, Calendar

What is the date of the Rose Day celebration?

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Rose day is on February 7th. Here are some more nontraditional February celebration days: 8 Feb Propose Day 9 Feb Chocolate Day 10 Feb Teddy Day 11 Feb Promise Day 12 Feb Kiss Day 13 Feb Hug Day 14 Feb VALENTINE'S DAY 15 Feb Slap Day 16 Feb Kick Day 17 Feb Perfume Day 18 Feb Flirting Day 19 Feb Confession Day 20 Feb Missing Day 21 Feb Break Up
Asked in Astronomy, Calendar, The Moon

How long exactly is one lunar month?

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The moon completes one orbital revolution around the earth every 27.32 days, and displays a complete cycle of "phases" every 29.53 days. (Those are both rounded numbers.)
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Time, Calendar

What are the 12 months of the year?

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The 12 months of the year are: January February March April May June July August September October November December
Asked in Calendar, Word and Phrase Origins, Nouns

Why is Month called a month?

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The word 'month' is a noun, a word for any of the twelve divisions of a calendar year; a word for a thing. The noun 'month' is a common noun because it is a general word for any month of the year. A common noun is capitalized only when it is the first word in a sentence. First invented and used in Mesopotamia, it is a natural period related to the motion of the moon. Month and moon have the same common origins.
Asked in Calendar

What is the list of centuries?

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There are 100 years in a century. So at year 100 it was the 1st century. At year 2001 we officially entered the 21st century.
Asked in Christmas, Calendar

What day of the week was December 4th 1997?

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December 4, 1997, was, a Thursday.
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Time, Calendar

How many hours in a month?

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That would depend on the month as there are months with 30, 31 and 28 days. Multiply the number of days of the month you want by 24 hrs per day. Hours by Month: January: 744 February: 28 days - 672/ 29 days - 696 March: 744 April: 720 May: 744 June: 720 July: 744 August: 744 September: 720 October: 744 November: 720 December: 744 730.5 hours average per month for a 4 year period which includes 1 leap year.
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What day of the week was November 22nd 1963?

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November 22, 1963 was a Friday.
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How do you find what day of the week a holiday fell on from a prior year?

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If you know what day the holiday is on, you can go to that calendar thing on the lower right hand corner of your computer and double click and it will tell you after you press the right buttons to get to that year and day. That is all I can tell you. If the holiday always falls on the same calendar day each year (Christmas, New Years, Valentine's Day etc.) then the day of the week moves forward one day for each year. Unless there is a leap year...then holidays that fall after Feb.29th move two weekdays in that year. So...if Christmas is on a Wednesday this year then it was on a Tuesday last year unless this year is a leap year and then it was on a Monday. I'm sure you could work out some sort of formula fairly easily enough...but I've got better things to do. Checking a calendar works too... Certain holidays are set to fall on a certain day of the year. Examples include: Memorial Day is the last Monday in May, Labor Day is the first Monday in September, Thanksgiving Day in the US, originally the last Thursday in November, was altered slightly in the 1930s and now falls on the fourth Thursday in that month. So if the holiday you're wondering about is that kind of holiday, then, well, there you go :-)
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Calendar

36 weeks and 2 days equals how many months?

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Depends on the time of the year. Roughly 8 and 1/2 months.
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What makes a year?

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What makes a day? A day is made when the earth orbits around its axis and the earth rotates around the sun for 24 hours.
Asked in Orangutans, Calendar

What day of the week was June 21st 1956?

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June 21, 1956, was a Thursday.
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Calendar

How many days are 1 billion years?

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365250000000 days in 1 billion years, 365 000 000 000 days + 250 000 000 days extra in a leap years.
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How many weeks from August 2010 to February 1 2011?

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There are 26 weeks (and 3 days) between August 2010 to February 1 2011.
Asked in Math and Arithmetic, Calendar

If you were born in December 1978 how old would you be today?

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As of todays date July 17th 2011. You would be 32 years old
Asked in Astrology, Calendar, Chinese Language and Culture

When is the next year of the rat?

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it goes every 12 years for the animal so the next year of the rat is 2023