Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

susan cassidy (susanc@ssd3450.SanDiegoCA.ATTGIS.COM)
Mon, 14 Aug 1995 16:09:47 GMT

In article <> (Helge Moulding) writes:
>Clayton Conway wrote,
>: : calendar be changed to 12 months of either 28 or 35 days each (each
>: : quarter would have a 28-day, then 35-day, then 28-day month). New
>: That's the best suggestion I've seen that has a hope of any
>: chance at all, But Friday the 13th wouldn't go at all.
>Why, where in the world are you from that a week starts with a Sunday?
>Only the most clueless start the week on any day other than Monday.
>Which means the thirteenth of each month is never Friday.
> Helge Moulding

For whatever reason, calendars in the United States typically start the
week with Sunday. I believe that in France and probably at least some
other European countries that days of the week usually start with
Monday. It is simply a local convention, apparently, not a universal
truth or anything.

Susan Cassidy