The calendar could be so much easier to use!!

Take it EASY ( Effortless Accessible Simplified Year )


Problem:
You probably know the fussy arithmetic: the anniversary of Elly, next month, 23rd, will that be a week-end? And the unexpected meeting on Wednes­day in about three weeks, will hopefully not be on the 12th?
In the past centuries there has been much thinking about the calendar and it was improved a number of times.The last improvement is dated 1582: the introduction of the Gregorian calendar = the calendar as we know it.
That calendar still has one, not unimportant, flaw: the days of the week flutter through the months like autumn leaves in a storm. As you saw in the first two sentences of this text.
I therefore propose a (last?) change that will exceed the plans of e.g. WCO in the US) , because EASY is a more daring proposal, that does not diminish the "flutter", but completely discontinues it.

Why more daring? Changes in the calendar will temporarily cause some discomfort anyhow (any change will cause that: man is a creature of habit), so if you make a change anyway, leave no inconveniences and introduce a year of 13 months of 28 days!
Such a year requires a little "getting used to" in the case of the trimesters, because the prime number 13 cannot be divided by 4. But the benefits of a year of 13 months are substantial!


Proposal:
A month has exactly 4 weeks. The 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of one month are always Mondays, the 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd are Tuesdays, etc.
This makes a year pretty well-organized, and only three simple modifications are needed to realize it.
  1. A thirteenth month is required. A logical name could be "Midyear" between "June" and "July".
  2. With the extra month a year counts 364 days, so we need an extra day. "New Year's Day", as its name indicates: the first day of the new year, therefore is a unique day and is situated between Sunday, December 28 (the last day of the year) and Monday, Jan. 1. Then the year counts the required 365 days.
  3. A second special day is "Leapday", a day that occurs once every four years, between February 28 (Sunday) and March 1 (Monday). So Leapday is not a regular day of the week too.
That's it: all problems resolved! And we will hardly have to get used to it!

We still have some time to get used to the idea:
The best start for the new calendar will be 2017, because in the current calendar December 31, 2016 will be a Saturday. So the next day will be a Sunday in the old calendar, and New Year's Day in the new calendar.
In both cases, the next day will be a Monday. A totally comfortable switch!.


Once-only adjustments:

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